MONTEGO BAY — Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Audrey Sewell, has lauded the men and women, who volunteer their time and efforts to serve on school boards across the island.
“You…have signaled to us in the Ministry of Education that the spirit of volunteerism and patriotism is still strong and alive in this country, because unlike your counterparts, who serve on corporate boards, who might get honorarium and recognition for their service, yours is one of sacrificial service, sometimes even incurring personal expenses in doing so,” she said.
“I want to say to you that your community recognises and appreciates the work that you have been doing and a grateful Jamaica says thank you,” Mrs. Sewell stated on August 29, as she addressed the opening of the Ministry's Region 4 Back-to-School Principals’ Conference at the Hilton Rose Hall Resort and Spa in Montego Bay.
She pointed out that education is a partnership delivered through a network of key stakeholders inclusive of parents, teachers, school administrators, the community and the Ministry. and appealed for all partners to take their roles and responsibilities seriously.
She stated that the Ministry of Education is committed to providing the necessary support and guidance to ensure the efficient and effective functioning of the education system.
The two-day conference is being held under the theme: ‘Strengthening Schools Through Transformation’.
By Bryan Miller, JIS Reporter