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Miguel – No teacher must be left behind

Miguel – No teacher must be left behind


This government is getting to the root of the country’s education problems. And one way they are making sure that it happens is by putting teachers on the front line.

Education Minister Girlyn Miguel pointed this out last Monday at the Girls’ High School. She was speaking at the In-Service Training Workshop for Teachers.{{more}}

Miguel noted changes on the landscape brought about by “development in Information Technology and the demand for higher levels of competencies in the work place has challenged the governments of the region to place education at the top of the development agenda.”

She emphasied that, “no teacher must be left behind” if we must deliver quality education.

Miguel, a former principal, pointed to areas of improvement undertaken by the government.

But she stressed the importance of human resource development.

“In any organisation, meaningful training of the human resource undoubtedly results in an increase in productivity,” Miguel outlined.

She alluded to libraries, and to training opportunities provided for teachers and even parents.

The Minister, Parliamentary Representative for Marriaqua, disclosed that over $89 million was spent on education, and she urged teachers to take advantage of the workshop.

In an apparent response to issues raised by Teachers Association President Otto Sam, Miguel outlined, “The Ministry’s door is open to the Union.”

Some 150 teachers have registered for the two-week assignment. They would be engaged in Education Administration and Supervision, Testing and Evaluation, Information Technology, Teaching of Science, and Reading. There is also a special HIV/AIDS session scheduled for Wednesday, July 26. Gender issues, Workshop Planning, and Trade Union matters would also be dealt with that day.