MOE Committed to Resolving issues amicably
─ “Our children still need to be in school where they are required to be, to be educated. You can only be educated in your classrooms and we owe that to you our children” – Min. Henry
DPI, Guyana, Monday, September 3, 2018
Minister of Education, Nicolette Henry today assured teachers and students in Region Six that the ministry remains committed to resolving issues in “the most amicable and respectful way for all the parties concerned.”
The minister was at the time addressing the assembly at Berbice High School, one of the many institutions the minister visited in the Region Six area. Minister Henry stated that “we cannot create more problems to solve a problem,” but rather “we have to meet, we have to discuss it and we have to negotiate it until it is resolved.”
Minister Henry also reassured parents and students that their education is the ministry’s first priority.
“Our children still need to be in school where they are required to be, to be educated. You can only be educated in your classrooms and we owe that to you our children.”
The Education Minister assured that the ministry will ensure that they provide “the correct support that is needed for our children”. She also reminded the students that “education is a basic right” noting that they “must enjoy that right.”
Minister Henry encouraged the students to cooperate with the teachers and substitutes present.
In light of the industrial strike action being taken by teachers around the country, the Education Minister expressed her gratitude to those who fulfilled their commitment to educating the future of the nation.
By: Anara Khan.
Images: Keno George.