Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Lloyd, Butler, Wilson face challenges in Education

Pictured from left are Minister of Education, Jeffrey Lloyd; Bahamas Union of Teachers (BUT) President, Belinda Wilson and Disstrict Superintendent of Education, GB, Ivan Butler.

A Commentary
By Fred Sturrup
General Manager/Managing Editor
The Freeport News

Government schools, according to the edict put forth by Minister of Education Jeffery Lloyd, will re-open this coming Monday, October 5. It is indeed a challenging time for the ministry, which is charged with the very important responsibility of preparing our young boys and girls through education and sports, to carry this nation forward in the future years.

The COVID-19 (Coronavirus) has unsettled our lives. The way we exist will be different going forward, as a direct result of COVID-19.

The way we school national, civic, Christian, political, academic, business, sporting, general community leaders of the future, must undergo a transformation, due to COVID-19, which, it appears, will be with us for the long haul.

And, so, we applaud those who have the obligation of shouldering, along with parents and guardians, the burden of crafting our young into meaningful adults. We give praise for those who prioritize youth development, in all aspects.

As the system prepares to focus once again on the mainstream education of our boys and girls, we are thankful for Minister Lloyd, our own District Superintendent Ivan Butler, Bahamas Union of Teachers President Belinda Wilson, and all others who guide and monitor the system of education in our country.  Read more >>