Principals told they are important to a child’s development

by: Dominica Vibes News - September 11, 2017
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Minister for Education and Human Resource Development Petter Saint Jean (file photo)

Principals and teachers have been described as architects of the education system as they play and important role in the development of every child.

This was noted at the Annual Principals’ Meeting held at the Fort Young Hotel on Friday, September 8th, 2017.

Minister of Education and Human Resource Development, Peter Saint Jean made this reference saying, “I view this as an important occasion in our calendar because truly you are the architects of our nation, and with every passing year, it is becoming more and more important that we ensure that we are on the same page as we grapple with the challenges that confront our education system.”

He went on to note that education remains a top priority for the government and enlisted the help of the principals as they strive to achieve the goals set for the development of the human resource capacity of Dominica.

Saint Jean said it is the responsibility of everyone to provide children with the right environment that promotes effective teaching and learning adding that principals have an important role to play in ensuring that the children have the best educational opportunities.

To the principals he said, “You must not only be effective, but also transformational managers leading your staff and students in the direction that is most progressive for them. We expect that in your trusted position, you will be able to be decisive in ways that are parallel to the mission of the Ministry of Education, which is that every child can learn, every child can succeed through the provision of high quality education.”