Education Minister, Santia Bradshaw (right); Pro Vice-Chancellor and Principal of The University West Indies (UWI), Cave Hill Campus, Professor the Most Honourable Eudine Barriteau (left); and Principal of The Ellerslie School, Lt. Col. Errol Brathwaite, after unveiling the plaque for the V. Eudine Barriteau Auditorium.
Consultations to start soon, says Bradshaw
Education Minister, Santia Bradshaw, says that Ministry is soon to begin consultations with stakeholders in education to develop plans for the upcoming school term.
She shared this with the audience at The Ellerslie School while noting she is unsure what school will look like when it resumes in September.
She was speaking yesterday during the naming ceremony where The Ellerslie School’s hall was named the V. Eudine Barriteau Auditorium. This is after former student and Pro Vice-Chancellor and Principal of The University West Indies (UWI), Cave Hill Campus, Professor the Most Honourable Eudine Barriteau.
“We at the Ministry of Education will soon start the consolations for our stakeholders in education to develop the plans on what school will look like when we resume classes and the devices will be a large part of the approach because none of us know how long COVID-19 will remain on the landscape of the world.”
She added, “The world is navigating in unchartered waters during this COVID-19 pandemic. I wish I had a crystal ball to say what school will look like, but I don’t. What I do know however, is that whatever format our classes will take we will need the full co-operation of our school’s staff, our unions, our parents and indeed our students.”
Bradshaw stated that the results of the July 14th Barbados Secondary Schools’ Entrance Examination will be released in “the next few weeks”. She urged students regardless of the school they pass for, to give of their best going forward.
“Some students will get their wish, while some will fall a little short of what they would have wished in terms of where they wanted to go. But my charge to all students now is to go to the assigned school and do your best from day one.” (MG)