Roseau, Dominica: Prime Minister Dr Roosevelt Skerrit met with the principals of secondary schools in Dominica on Monday. He discussed ways of improving and reforming the educational system efficiently in the country.
PM Roosevelt Skerrit took to Facebook to share glimpses of the meeting. He stated that various plans and agendas were proposed in the meeting to enhance teaching and learning in the schools. He said, “I met earlier today with secondary school principals to discuss a proposed review of the curriculum to enhance teaching and learning in our schools.”
He asserted that the focus of the meeting was also based on strengthening the wellbeing and holistic development of the students in Dominica so that they could pave the path to success and excellence efficiently. PM Roosevelt Skerrit said that students are the keys to the growth of the country and only education makes them work for the betterment of their nation.
The meeting also followed the recently held Crime and Violence Symposium in Trinidad, where the prime minister stressed the need for reform of the region’s education systems to promote a greater focus on the wellbeing and holistic development of the children.
He outlined that the principals have outlined their plans and agendas for a strong education system. PM Skerrit said, “I look forward to further engagement on the matter as we develop new, relevant structures and approaches to “Educate and Prepare all Students to Live Productive Lives in a Complex and Changing Society,” as stated in the Mission of the Ministry of Education.”
The meeting of PM Roosevelt Skerrit with secondary school principals also discussed a proposed review of the education system to enhance student learning, experience and outcomes.
Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has called for Education reform in the region as part of efforts to combat crime and violence. He said that the meeting held on Monday was very important.
“I’ve started a series of consultations with stakeholders along with the minister of Education, so today we met all principles of all schools on both government Schools and Government Assisted schools, and it was very constructive engagement, and clearly I believe that we’re all aligned in respect of the need for there to be some kind of reform,” said the prime minister.
Education Minister Octavia Alfred and Parliamentary Secretary Fenella Wenham-Sheppard have also participated in the meeting
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