Providenciales, 08 Sept 2015 – This is officially back to school week and there are several changes in the area of Education this academic school year, this as the Department rolls out plans for new programs, new positions and leaves, all happening this year.
The Ministry of Education will see a new education psychologist to replace George Pratt who is commencing study leave. Dara Thomas heads to the United Kingdom for one year to pursue a Masters in Educational Leadership
David Bowen, former Principal of Marjorie Basden high-school now heads to the Department of Education bringing with him over 15 years in leadership to the position of Education Officer of High Schools. Rodney Cox takes the position of Acting Principal at Marjorie Basden high school.
The academic year also brings the introduction of the Caribbean Vocational Qualification in the high schools according to Education Minister Hon. Akierra Misick who explains that the courses will provide another avenue for students to succeed in obtaining certification and qualifications preparing them for the working world.
Meanwhile, Minister says campuses were ready to receive the influx of students coming to school, which began on Monday September 7th for government schools nationwide.
Hon. Misick sending a warm welcome to educators and the hundreds of school children.
A press release from the Education Minister and Deputy Premier said the Ministry worked tirelessly over the summer break to ensure all campuses and staff were ready for the new academic year.
The Education Minister said, “No doubt some of the infrastructural changes such as new science labs, home economics labs and woodwork rooms at various schools will enhance the teaching and learning environment in our sector.”
The Ministry and Department team says it will be conducting site visits during this month to all of the campuses.