Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development Chandler Hyacinth has said there are plans to make schools on the island resilient in keeping with government’s vision of a climate resilient nation.
Mrs. Hyacinth who was speaking recently at the national principals meeting at the Newtown Primary School said, “The Ministry of Education’s Management Team, we have begun to look at how do we build resiliency in education and how do we make education more resilient.”
She added that they have begun to refine and adapt their strategic plan. “Our new vision is that every learner succeed, given the right environment and given the right opportunities.” The ministry will provide financial support, equipment or building, “every learner succeed even the adult learners.”
There are also plans to improve in a number of areas in the education system.
The new mission being to “build and manage an education system that is trans formative, responsive, socially and environmentally sensitive, nationally relevant, globally competitive and inspires lifelong learning.”
The government has outlined a broad framework through the national resilience strategy where we can be guided. “Education will have to make adjustments to fit in,” she said then stating that, “there’s mounting evidence of the need to strengthen resilience.” Resilience not just being physical structures.
“We have to look within the education sector and see what are the areas that we are to improve.”