The Ministry of Education, National Reconciliation and Information will host a two-day National Education Forum on Tuesday 28th and Wednesday 29th May, 2019 at the Beachcombers Hotel from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily.
The Forum will be held in conjunction with the School of Education, University of the West Indies, Mona Campus and the OECS Education Development Management Unit (EDMU) as part of the Leadership and Accountability component of the OECS Education Support Project (OESP) that is financed by the Global Partnership for Education (GPE).
Prime Minister, Dr the Honourable Ralph E. Gonsalves, will deliver the Keynote Address. Other addresses will come from the Minister of Education, Hon. St Clair Prince, the Chief Education Officer (Ag.), Mrs. Elizabeth Walker and Mrs. Sisera Simon, Head of the OECS Education Development Management Unit.
Presentations at the forum will be facilitated by Dr. Maurice Smith and Dr. Schontal Moore from the University of the West Indies along with local facilitators that include Dr. George Bristol, Former Principal of the George Stephens Senior Secondary School.
The practicum work of some of the thirty (30) principals who participated in the six-month UWI School Leadership Online Course will also be highlighted. The showcase of the practicum work is the culminating activity of the online course under the Leadership and Accountability component of the OECS Education Support Project.
Participants at the forum will include Primary Principals and Secondary Principals, Education Officers, Lecturers from the Community College and other stakeholders. One hundred persons are expected to attend.
The theme for the forum is “Education Leadership: Empower. Lead. Inspire”.