Gov’t to provide training for teachers

Saint Jeans said gov't wants a cadre of highly trained teachers
Saint Jeans said gov’t wants a cadre of highly trained teachers

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.”

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14 Comments

  1. raga
    July 3, 2015

    It appears that sir petter never had those opportunities when he was a teacher…..

  2. Bod
    July 3, 2015

    Training for teachers ? Inspired. What a truly original, absolutely fabulous idea. Who would have thought of it ? Amazing. The answer right there under our noses the whole time. Training for teachers. Wow. Now we really are bringing things to the next level. That’s innovation, that is. Great stuff. Well done. Hats off to you all.

  3. Pellam
    July 3, 2015

    Mr. St. Jean whilst you are talking about training, you should also talk about appointment for teachers who work very hard on a daily basis. Stop rewarding lazy work.

  4. Tjebe fort
    July 3, 2015

    Who is that scratching Petter’s head in the picture?

  5. linton wants to b pm
    July 2, 2015

    In July ? I think it should be done in August two weeks before school reopens. Most of things they will study will go out the window. In the US, I have to go back to school weeks b4 school reopens to prepare and retrain. Since we want to follow the US, I think we could follow that.

  6. Moi
    July 2, 2015

    Continuous training for the teachers yes! but there should be training for parents as well so that they can assist their students. the students spends just a few hours with the teacher and majority of the time is spent at home with parents. it is time that parents be a little more interested in their children education rather than expect the teacher to do miracles with their kids. teachers teach. sudents need reinforcement at home…

    • Pellam
      July 3, 2015

      I would shake your big toe..

  7. mandate 2 mismanage
    July 2, 2015

    lol — this is a joke right? So….what happened in prior years, there was no training?

  8. sam
    July 2, 2015

    What about better materials to help in the classroom. The salary given can’t no longer be used to buy Manila paper and other school stuff. Provide more materials to teachers. Provide each teacher with a package. mmarkers base ten materials conters etc. That what teachers need right now hands on materials to help their students.

    • Pellam
      July 3, 2015

      What is there to dislike about this comment? You are so correct but you know this will not happen, MOE expects to see great results when they pay little to no attention to schoos.

  9. Titiwi
    July 2, 2015

    Funny that, I always thought teachers had to be trained BEFORE they were let loose on their pupils. I think this a a knee-jerk reaction to the disparity in results shown up by the Pioneer school and the one in Petite Savane, which did exceedingly well. A dereliction of duty at the expense of our children’s education Hon. St. Jean.

    • sam
      July 2, 2015

      Do your research before you comment. Not because you are trained means you can’t go to a workshop and upgrade yourself. Every couple of years a person no matter what field has to upgrade and get modern training.

  10. Just Me
    July 2, 2015

    Mr. St. Jean watch out!!! Look behind You!!!! :-D :-D :-D :-D

  11. Ayn Rand
    July 2, 2015

    Training for teachers again, st.jean be innovative, read a book,geez man give us something new, please, at least
    earn your salary. 8-O

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