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    • Students are being encouraged to attain education during their youthful days, so that they can secure quality lives in their latter years, by State Minister in the Ministry of Tourism and Entertainment, Hon. Damion Crawford.
    • Mr. Crawford urged students to focus on their schooling and plan for the next 70 years of their lives.
    • The State Minister said that with the advancement of science, people are living longer, and students need to make the education system work for them.

    Students are being encouraged to attain education during their youthful days, so that they can secure quality lives in their latter years, by State Minister in the Ministry of Tourism and Entertainment, Hon. Damion Crawford.

    Delivering the keynote address at a 2014 Youth Forum, organized by the National Child Month Committee, at the St. Andrew Parish Church Hall, on November 7, Mr. Crawford urged students to focus on their schooling and plan for the next 70 years of their lives.

    He told the forum that was held under the theme: ‘Parents take Responsibility: Break the Cycle’, that young people must ask themselves, “what do I want for myself and my country for the next 70 years?”

    The State Minister said that with the advancement of science, people are living longer, and students need to make the education system work for them.

    Emphasizing that when young people don’t excel in education, they end up having to do menial jobs, Mr. Crawford urged the students to ensure that the resources provided at their schools prepare them for the best jobs.

    He called on the students not to join groups that do not have education at the centre of their association, as it will only lead to years of suffering when they become adults.

    The State Minister argued that if students do four hours of study each day, they will be successful in their examinations, and will be able to get training to provide for their parents, and themselves in years to come.

    The forum saw some 200 students from high schools across the island debating topics, which looked at children’s expectations from parents, why adults fail, and possible solutions.

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