The National Bank of Dominica (NBD) has presented a $50,000 cheque towards the Ministry of Education’s Excellence in Education Awards carded for October 4th, 2012.
The presentation was made during a launch of the awards on Friday morning at the Public Service Training Centre.
NBD representative Amanda Scotland explained that the institution was happy to make this contribution towards education since it is the foundation for development and is the way society perpetuates itself. “The excellence in education awards celebrates the outstanding contributions and good performance of our teachers. It recognises the teachers who remain committed and passionate,” she said.
Scotland added: “The National Bank of Dominica feels strongly about improving the quality of lives we serve we are certainly not just a bank we are extending our services beyond the banking walls into the community.”
Acting permanent secretary of the Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development Marcella Powell, who spoke on behalf of the Minister of Education Petter St. Jean, thanked the National Bank of Dominica for their contribution.
According to her, the Excellence in Education Awards recognises the invaluable contributions of teachers and school administrators. She said the officials of the Ministry of Education have approached this initiative with great seriousness to ensure that the awardees are the best representation of the standards the ministry wants emulated throughout the system.
The Excellence in Education Awards is expected to take place at the Arawak House of Culture. Various Principals and teachers all over the island will be awarded for excellence in the teaching service.
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