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George knocks SVG’s educational system

George knocks SVG’s educational system

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Jerry George, Chairman of the Junior Achievement programme has knocked the education system claiming that it is too hinged on wanting to train students to be employees.

George, delivering the opening remarks at the Junior Achievement of St.Vincent and the Grenadines Award Ceremony at the Methodist Church Hall, Kingstown, Thursday, June 23, lamented: “We come to school and our schooling wants to train us all to be simply employees.”{{more}}

The Digicel Public Relations Manager OECS also expressed concern that on lots of occasions the people produced for work are not ready for the job market.

George took over as Chairman of the Junior Achievement Board in the middle of the Junior Achievement Year. He noted that the Junior Achievement programme offers a great opportunity for persons to learn business.

“We talk often about education. And when we talk about education we talk about the academic stuff. Really and truly education is about creating a person for the world of work so that they may be able to earn a living for themselves doing so either on their own as a sole proprietor or in company with other persons,” said George.