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Minister of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Hon. Ronald Jones doing the honours of re-launching the Erdistonian Magazine.

Erdistonian launches

A magazine which was first launched in the 1950s belonging to the Erdiston Teachers’ Training College has resurfaced in 2016 after four publications between the 1950s and 1960s. Previously going by the name “Erdiston Today”, the College re-launched its magazine with the help of the Minister of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Hon. Ronald Jones. 
Giving the citation of the book, the Minister stated, “There is no record of when Erdiston Today ceased to exist… There are also no other records of the publication of the magazine since that time…this morning we are indeed happy to be able to re-launch this important part of the college with the hope of keeping it active for as long as the college remains in existence.”
The Erdistonian which is scheduled to be published annually, will provide a forum for the discussion of matters relating to education and society. It will facilitate the dissemination of research done at the college and in the wider education fraternity in Barbados. It will also give [way] to the creative writing talent of teachers and students across the island. Jones continued to say that this publication of this edition coincides with celebrations to mark the 50th anniversary of Barbados’ Independence and it is therefore not by chance that this edition features Dr. Maureen Lucas who was the first appointed female Principal of the College. He explained that her interview highlights among other things, her contribution, through Erdiston College, to education and national development in the post-independence period in Barbados. 
“I know that you will enjoy reading this edition and the college looks forward to your submission for the next volumes... I am hopeful of course that you will rise to the occasion and put pens and computers to good uses that quickly we can move from one edition per year to at least two per year,” stated Jones as he addressed Erdiston staff, teachers and course participants who were present.

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