Minister for Education and Human Resource Development Petter Saint- Jean has reassured the country’s teachers of Government’s commitment to address their concerns.
Mr. Saint-Jean addressed the National General Meeting of the Dominica Association of Teachers on Wednesday held under the theme “Education-An Essential Investment.”
He said the Government is aware of daily challenges teachers face and will seek to assist in their professional development.
“We understand that for our teachers to give of their best they must feel appreciated in the workplace and more than anything, must be compensated adequately,”
“We have sought, as government, to put conditions in place to hasten outstanding appointments and as you heard earlier this year, from Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit, it is a matter of priority for us,” Saint-Jean said.
According to the Minister, the Dominica Labor Party has, during its tenure in office, investment heavily in education for future development.
“In the past 15 years we have set an unprecedented record for advancing the education of the children and young people of this country. This contribution to education and the development of human resource is unparalleled.
“Hundreds of Dominicans have completed studies in various fields of endeavor and hundreds more are currently pursuing studies in areas of national priority,” Saint-Jean said.
Meantime Officer in Charge at the University of the West Indies Open Campus Kimone Joseph has cautioned Dominicans to be financially prudent.
She has charged citizens to focus on investments in lasting things-such as education.