(ZIZ News) — Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Mr. William Vincent Hodge paid a courtesy call to the Ministry of Education in Nevis on Tuesday to familiarize himself with teachers, students and other Ministry officials.
Chief Education Planner for St. Kitts Nevis, Dr. Neva Pemberton told those present in the meeting, that the Permanent Secretary “came in the spirit of cooperation to strengthen the collaboration between the Ministries of Education in the two islands.”
She said he sought to get a better understanding of how the system of education in the Federation works by gleaning from Nevis’ successes and challenges.
Education Officer Mrs. Palsy Wilkin welcomed Early Childhood supervisors as well as Primary and Secondary school principals to the session where they were given the opportunity to share some of their concerns and ideas for the future of education in St. Kitts and Nevis.
The Permanent Secretary in sharing with the teachers highlighted his passion with regard to seeing more males involved in teaching as well as the need for educators to be solidly trained in order to function well as teachers.
Mr. Hodge who has mentioned his passion for teaching, congratulated the teachers for their contributions that help to mold quality students.
He said, “I want to thank you for all that you do for the nation’s children and to say to you that we have to continue to put students first,” said the permanent secretary as he saluted meeting attendees.
Permanent Secretary Hodge visited the Charlestown Primary and Gingerland Secondary schools as part of his Nevis visit.