Barbados Foreign Affairs Minister and delegation pays a courtesy call on Minister of Education

(November 13, 2018)

Minister of Education Dr. Nicolette Henry, MP was today paid a visit at her Brickdam office by Barbados Minister in the Ministry of Foreign Trade the Honourable Sandra Husbands, MP along with David Comissiong, Ambassador of Barbados to the Caribbean Community and the Associates of Caribbean States and Kay Sealy, Director of Foreign Trade Barbados.

During the meeting, the Ministers discussed possible areas of cooperation that will be mutually beneficial to both parties. Minister Husbands noted that there is a Joint Commission to which both Guyana and Barbados are members.

Minister Husbands also noted that Guyana and Barbados should work collaboratively to ensure, among other things, the school system in both countries are producing critical thinkers. Minister Husbands posited that this is necessary if Caribbean’s youths are to function effectively in the global space that is constantly evolving.

Minister of Education Dr. Henry said it is important that greater emphasis is placed on teacher education to ensure that our children are exposed to the best possible teaching. Additionally, Dr Henry informed the Barbadian delegation that presently Guyana is in the process of reforming its curriculum to cater for modern and futuristic approaches to teaching.

Minister Henry also underscored the importance of the inculcation of ‘soft and people skills’ for youths in the two countries. Dr Henry explained that these skills aid in ensuring that they can function effectively in the world of work.

Ministers Henry and Husbands have committed to meeting again as they look ahead to better cooperation and collaboration.

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