Press Release:– Minister of Education, Innovation, Gender Relations and Sustainable Development, Hon. Dr. Gale T.C. Rigobert, this week hosted the first Heads of Department meeting for the academic year 2019/2020.
The purpose of the meeting was to outline the ministry’s vision for the new academic year.
Presentations were made by the School Supervision Unit in collaboration with representatives from the Ministry of Agriculture, the Ministry of Health, and the President of the Caribbean Network of Rural Women Producers. Dr. Rigobert said the intention is to reinforce healthy eating habits in schools.
At the meeting, Innovation Unit Acting Director, Ms. Lennel Malzaire, presented the unit’s strategic objectives over the next 12 months.
Similarly, the Gender Relations Unit acting Director, Ms. Janey Joseph, shared the unit’s objective to finalize the national policy statement on gender.
The Corporate Planning Unit delineated the goals for the next 17 weeks geared toward enhancing the national TVET offering, and better equipping artisans with the requisite certification to enhance employability.
The Ministry of Education indicated its intention to expand opportunity for access to the CAPE program; create avenues for children to access early childhood education—especially children from economically challenged families; and improve school supervision.
Also discussed were the recent school rehabilitation works, the beneficiary schools and the scope of work undertaken.