Tuesday 25 September, 2018

Education Minister going beyond the surface 

Minister of Education, Technological and Vocational Training and Leader of Government Business Santia Bradshaw.

Minister of Education, Technological and Vocational Training and Leader of Government Business Santia Bradshaw.

There needs to be a change to ensure the various needs of school-aged children are being met, as their very education depends on it.

Minister of Education, Technological and Vocational Training and Leader of Government Business, Santia Bradshaw made the point that while she was not a mother, she has the understanding and care to help transform the lives of children in Barbados - something which she thinks was the downfall of the previous Democratic Labour Party government:

"The last administration stopped caring in relation to its people, in relation to our future and certainly in relation to our children."

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Speaking during the mini-budget yesterday, she noted that children should not be going to their various institutions "hungry" so to speak.

She noted that nutritionally deprived children cannot be expected to go to school under those circumstances and operate at optimal thinking capacity:

"We have children who are going to school hungry - hungry children cannot learn. 

"We have teachers who are fearing for their lives because they believe that these children have no respect for them and for their safety."

She urged Barbadians to work with the government, stressing that they will seek to "reach out" to persons and institutions to act:

"We are trying to gain as much information as possible to the issues that confront our nation, to be able to make informed decisions."

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