(EMU) – St. Kitts, Sep 11, 2013:Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education Mrs. Ionie Liburd Willett has challenged participants in a one-day round table discussion on Monday September 9, to stand firm in their resolve to be committed to excellence in education whatever their sphere of influence.
“I want you to really personalize the theme and say to yourself, I am making a commitment to excellence in my office, my classroom and in the community,” Mrs. Willett said as she urged them to focus their energies on advancing education with high ethical standards.
Mrs. Willett who was addressing the gathering as part of the celebration of Education Week, reminded them that they were being given the opportunity to showcase the achievements and development of teachers and students and the education system and as such should make a valiant effort to seek to contribute to its advancement.
Chairperson of the opening ceremony, Education Officer Mr. Stanley Knight announced topics for the event including; Standardization of Education; The Holistic Value of Technology in Education; Ensuring Work Readiness Through Training; Curriculum Analysis and Review as well as Yardsticks for Measuring Education Success and Redressing Short Falls.
Mr. Knight said that the discussion had been planned so that clear recommendations would result from the concerns raised and issues discussed.
The event sought to identify issues and make projections for the next decade.
Education Week continued today September 11, with Education Pride Day and Open House.