Early Learners’ Program to be launched in new year

Saint Jean said the program will address literacy and numeracy
Saint Jean said the program will address literacy and numeracy

The Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development is to launch an Early Learner’s Programme’ in the new year, Education Minister Petter Saint Jean has announced.

The programme is said to be one of government’s new initiatives for the education sector and will address literacy and numeracy.

“As we look forward to even greater successes in the New Year we can expect the launch of the ‘Early Learner Programme’ supported by the Organization of American States (OAS) and funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to address under-performance in literacy and numeracy,” he said on state-owned DBS Radio.

According to Saint Jean, the government also looks eagerly towards the inauguration of the new Newtown Primary School funded by the People’s Republic of China.

Earlier reports stated that upon completion, the $6.8-million facility will have a total of 14 classrooms, labs for science lessons and the performing arts, an auditorium as well as an elevator to cater for students with disabilities.

The contract for the school was signed on October 9, 2013.

Saint Jean noted that the government is also looking forward to the successful relocation of students displaced by Tropical Storm Erika which severely damaged Dominica on August 27.

“We also look forward to the successful relocation of all students displaced by the passage of Tropical Storm Erika and continue the massive counselling campaign conducted by an efficient team of counsellors that included the ministry’s own in- house counsellors,” he said.

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4 Comments

  1. Face the Facts
    December 31, 2015

    Wise idea especially for early learners. This will keep them educationally occupied at an early age.
    The parents will hopefully be elated. If taught early, they may very well love school and attending same, love to learn and become highly intelligent. These are the adults of tomorrow.
    There are some parents who will need counseling for the learning process of their children when they are at home. These children will be in need of curriculum assistance. We would call it in those days, homework.

  2. %
    December 29, 2015

    Petter how many teachers have you SMOKED OUT so far??? I hope soon Skerrit smoke you out!

  3. Floridian diaspora
    December 29, 2015

    In addition to all your brilliant ideas, let me help you with your shortsightedness and help you see further down the road. Start laying down the foundations for creating jobs for those same students so that they would not have to go to foreign countries to utilize their expertise. Next you need to stop smoking the so called trouble maker teachers out of their holes and give them better pay. Skeritt’s whole cabinet is overpaid so why can’t the teachers get a little $$$$ to boost their motivation? Better pay would encourage the teachers to do a better job which would reflect on the student’s report card with higher grades. Last but not least, the struggles that you all went through with the bridge shows us how much you guys are not proactive, so much so that even you Mr. Peter vented your frustration in the course of events. But then again that’s always the case with the Dumb Lazy Party (DLP). Slow, incompetent, and uninspiring

  4. smh
    December 29, 2015

    So what all you going to do with HIGH SCOPE? :)

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