Governor General of Barbados, His Excellency Sir Elliott Belgrave, greets Eagle Hall Primary pupils Aniyah Davis-Watson and her peers during the meet and greet session, following his visit to the school. Also pictured (from left) is Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs, Christopher Sinckler, who is the parliamentary representative for St. Michael North West; Principal of Eagle Hall Primary School, Orlando Jones; and Education Officer in the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Janice Reid.
There is no field of human endeavour which can be traversed properly without education.
Governor General of Barbados, His Excellency Sir Elliott Belgrave, delivered this key piece of advice to students of the Eagle Hall Primary School yesterday, during his official visit to that educational institution.
Acknowledging that the students there do well in sports and scouting activities, the Governor General noted that this is praiseworthy. He however pointed out that there is room for improvement in the area of academics, and he asked that teachers, students and parents concentrate more heavily on this aspect of school life.
“A boy or girl who cannot read or write, cannot become a lawyer, a doctor, a
member of parliament, a judge or even Governor General,” he stated during his address.
“You have the privilege of enjoying free secondary education and ...