Guyanese young men not interested in education to elevate self
March 8, 2010 | By KNews | Filed Under News
…development programmes provide opportunity for skills training - survey
A survey funded by the United Nations Development Fund (UNDP) and conducted by a team from the University of the West Indies has found that young men in Guyana no longer consider education as a means through which they can elevate themselves.
As such, the team has suggested that the Guyanese society needs to find ways to encourage boys to participate more meaningfully.
It was pointed out that as it stands, women in the Guyanese society are more responsive and responsible for dealing with the issues of the family and community.
“It is apparent that boys lag behind girls in the education system, and by extension, the working environment also…For the adolescent boys, sports are a big ‘pull’, and in some cases it is the only activity that can bring young boys and fathers together,” the report found.
The team cited that an important concern arising from investigation has been the high drop-out rate among secondary school students.