Castries, Saint Lucia: Four secondary schools in Saint Lucia have been transformed into technical institutes. The Piaye, Angier, Grand Riviere and John Odlum secondary schools now focus on Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET).
The Minister for Education, Sustainable Development, Innovation, Science, Technology and Vocational Training, Shawn Edward, said this investment in skills development will benefit students and the country.
“We all know students learn differently. It is our intention to meet them at their respective levels. The one size fits all approach to educating our young people must not be allowed to continue for much longer. We must recognize their talents and passions and create spaces centers of vocational excellence where they can have the opportunity to chase and recognize their dreams,” he said.
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Education is continuing its thrust to achieve technological integration in schools with the distribution of learning devices to students. The announcement was made as Minister for Education Shawn Edward Addressed the Nation for the commencement of the 2022 school year.
“The intent is to ensure that our students become competent and creative in the digital environment while promoting the responsible use of technology. As a government we remain resolute in our commitment to pursue a transformative education agenda and we support the mantra that no student, no child will be left behind. Therefore, as promised, we continue the distribution of devices to Form One, Form Two, and (in select cases) Form Three students.”
Primary schools will also benefit from over 2000 devices and smart classrooms.
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