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.