Friday 3 April, 2020

DLP envisions brighter future through education

Minister of Education and incumbent parliamentarian for Christ Church East Central, Ronald Jones.

Minister of Education and incumbent parliamentarian for Christ Church East Central, Ronald Jones.

There are many obstacles where education is concerned locally, but the Democratic Labour Party is determined to be successful in overcoming.

That assertion came from Minister of Education and incumbent parliamentarian for Christ Church East Central, Ronald Jones, during the Democratic Labour Party manifesto launch at Oistins Christ Church on Thursday night.

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He said that they are going to empower Barbados’ young people:

“We still have a lot to overcome and someday we shall overcome.

“We have been losing too many of our young boys and deliberate focus must be placed on our young boys. You must sit next to our young women in the Secondary and Tertiary institutions.”.

He urged them not to just knock themselves around the institutions but to try to learn as well:

“We will ensure that we have a professional impact on our young people that we wouldn’t have to face those issues that we have in the past.”

“We must be proud of what we have but we must not be complacent with what we have. We must be number one in the educational system,” he stressed. “We know how to work education for Barbados and we know how to work our most important resource which is our people.”

Jones added that the government was still trying to establish the Samuel Jackman Prescod Polytechnic and the Barbados Community College in Six Roads, as well as on land earmarked for the construction of such institutions in St Lucy.

There is also promise for professionals with student children to file up to five thousand dollars in income tax to deal with their wards.

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