Education Minister, Petter Saint Jean, said government will provide training for teachers in order to develop better student performance in the classroom.
In that regard teachers will be involved in training programs for the first two weeks in July following the close of school for summer vacation.
“During the first two weeks in July, teachers at all levels will be engaged in various training programs,” Saint Jean said earlier this week. “This include training in numeracy and literacy for all teachers of grade two level. We hope to see the results of these investments reflected in the performance of our students in all our national assessments.”
According to him, the government of Dominica has provided teachers across the island opportunities to pursue studies at various learning institutions.
“The government of Dominica continues to provide support to teachers to pursue studies at the Dominica State College, the University of the West Indies and other Universities,” he stated. “The training of over 45 teachers at diploma level, undergraduate and graduate levels in TVET-related fields and the sciences under the Dominica Education Enhancement Project speaks to that commitment by the government.”
He continued, “Through the Dominica Education Enhancement Project, a master’s program for 25 senior educators in leadership and management at the University of the West Indies have been put in place.”
Saint Jean said the government hopes this will provide “a cadre of more highly trained leaders at both the primary and the secondary level.”