14 principals will be awarded this morning at the first ever Ministry of Education National Principals of Excellence Awards.
Chief Education Officer Steve Hyacinth says the Ministry felt it necessary to celebrate and observe excellent principals.
He said the quality of a principal is a key determinant on whether a school succeeds or fails.
“We have been recognizing our excellent teachers and as a ministry we have decided to celebrate our principals too. Research has shown that school leadership is critical to the success of our school. We recognize the importance of teacher’s quality but we also learnt that a strong effective principal at the helm of school has the ability to aspire change,” he said.
Addresses are expected to come from the Education Minister Peter St. Jean while Dr Irvin Pascal will deliver the feature address.
The Acting Prime Minister and other members of Cabinet are also expected to be in attendance.
The event will be held at the Arawak House of Culture from 10 a.m.