Nevis Island Premier – Joseph Parry
September 06, 2010
Premier and Minister of Education , Hon. Joseph Parry encouraged teachers to be well read, to improve their quality of teaching that would produce a more well rounded student. He made the statement on Wednesday at the Back to school exercise at the Nevis Cultural Center in Charlestown.
The Premier was of the belief that besides the basic subjects of English, Math, Science and History, current events and world views should come into play. He said it was important for Teachers to read newspapers from other nations, read daily updates on the world economy and watch television programmes that would give a “feel” of what was going on in the world.
According to Premier Parry, students should be able to think for themselves. He said one of the major highlights of true education was for people to be able to think for themselves and reveal ideas and references for solid debate.
“One of the great things about a solid education is that people think and are able to put ideas together and come up with their own solutions,” commented Premier Parry.
During the Back to School exercise, Principal Education Officer, Mrs. Lornette Queeley Connor, in her brief remarks urged teachers to improve the quality of service that they deliver
“Let us be reminded that the quality of school teachers will first make the effort to evaluate themselves then teach students how to evaluate their own work. Teachers in a quality school would not nag but they would send out a message that almost everyone can be a success. Our children need us now more than ever.
Let us resolve through our combined efforts to build a future for our children and our children’s children,” said Mrs. Connor.