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Former Candidate to transform special needs education in Turks and Caicos

Turks and Caicos, July 26, 2017 – Providenciales – Jasmin Walkin is now reporting for duty as an Education Officer with a pioneering portfolio in the Ministry of Education; the former General Election candidate, educator and North Caicos native gets to spearhead the crafting a Special Needs policy and needless to say, he is thrilled at the opportunity.    The announcement of Walkin’s appointment came Tuesday in a Ministry of Education media release.

Mr. Walkin said, “…this role makes me responsible for the supervision and implementation of the TCI Special Education Policy; an area that is a passion of mine because of my physical limitations and experiences as a student needing special accommodations and my ability to overcome my challenges to presently serve as a senior education official in my country.   I am looking forward to serving in this role as I would have an opportunity to bring more awareness to the development of Special Education in the TCI, carry out needs assessments, make necessary recommendations to the Ministry for further enhancement, oversee the successful implementation of the Special Education Policy and finally contribute to an environment where other special needs students would be able to have a success story similar or ever better than mine.”

Deputy Governor, Anya Williams welcomed Jas back to the public sector with,  “…his personal experiences and passion for education and for the area of special needs makes him by far the best person for this role and we are fully confident that not only will he do his best, but that he will work tirelessly to transform the way that we seek to meet special needs within our education sector in the Turks and Caicos Islands.” 

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