Ministry ready for 2010 school year

The Ministry of Education is in a high state of readiness for the commencement of the new school year scheduled for September 6, and according to Minister of Education and Human Resource Development Petter Saint Jean his team will continue to work towards improving the quality of education, by taking action to increase efficiency of public spending in the sector.

“Over the past few weeks we within the ministry have ensured that all systems have been put in place. The systems in reference would be the maintenance and repairs of some 23 schools, of which 22 will be ready,” he explained at a Government press conference earlier today.

The focus of the ministry this year, as outlined by Minister Saint Jean, is in quality education, through the effective delivery of teaching. He said only this will keep the students highly motivated.

“Staffing at all our primary and secondary schools, including principles, is already in place,” he further assured.

Meanwhile, he added that one of the key issues that always confronts his ministry is the adequate provision of supplies and materials of various schools.

“I am happy to announce that we have on hand all of the supplies that will be necessary to ensure a smooth and efficient school year. The materials and supplies are currently being packed and distributed to the various schools,” he stated.

He noted further that his ministry has expended coverage of the school-feeding program “because ultimately our focus is on access.” “We believe as a government that disadvantaged children must be given the kind of attention that will achieve a 100% success rate,” he said.

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7 Comments

  1. please stop
    October 24, 2010

    hey the primary school school system in d/a at least in wesley………….teach our children……i bet u in roseau it is not the same

  2. Anonymous
    August 31, 2010

    I could not agree with Eh beh weh more. Well said

  3. PAIN
    August 31, 2010

    It has been observed that the student population at some schools has shrunk drastically ,mr. minister. and the population of teachers are increasing. How are you all going to handle this for the new school year.

  4. kool wosh
    August 30, 2010

    Mr Minister do the materials include textbooks? Sir when is your Ministry going to pay attention to wastage?By that I mean when ill free text books be given to only deserving students? Alas.
    Talk about wastage at Cornwall Street where the officers are bent on looking for themselves and hardly visiting schools.Allof that is wastage Sir look into that please.Too much misere in the schools,

  5. is that so
    August 30, 2010

    I agree with you eh be weh and let me add my little voice . we need a system where the technocrats at MOE wills stop treating the MOE as an estate that was willed to them by their fathers.

  6. Eh beh weh
    August 30, 2010

    Honorable ‘Christlike’ St.Jean what we need from you as parents is a complete overhaul of the education system in our country a system where children will be properly prepared for primary school, properly prepared for secondary school, properly prepared for college.
    1. A system where trained committed well-paid teachers will be in our class rooms.
    2. A system where all teachers who cannot teach be retrained or redeployed to some other public sector area.
    3. A system where politicians will stop giving jobs to unsuitable individuals as pay back for voting your government even against the better judgment of the very people that is employed by government to ensure that quality individuals get into the class room
    4. A system where the more effective teachers are placed at the primary level to build a stronger foundation so that the children will be better prepared for the secondary level.
    5. A system where trained qualified teachers will receive salaries commensurate with their qualifications

  7. Y
    August 30, 2010

    Are you a FRENCH MAN?

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