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Minnis Calls For Educational Reform

Free National Movement Leader Dr. Hubert Minnis fresh off the heels of his Baha Mar pledge is calling for what he says is much needed reform in the educational sector.


In a statement, the FNM Leader says he is troubled with the fact so many Bahamian students leave school each year without the proper skills to function in society.


“The Free National Movement is dedicated to making sure that all Bahamian people know that the FNM is going to change the way that we educate and train our children and other learners. We will immediately begin the crucial and significant investment in our learners, teachers, educational professionals and infrastructure, including technology, to ensure positive, sustainable outcomes in the near future and beyond. These changes are compelling, and our society cannot afford to wait any longer.


“Too many of our children leave school without the skills needed to become contributing members of the society and so our curriculum changes will include the introduction of skills and vocational training in all high schools, a greater emphasis on promoting Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths, and the establishment of magnet schools.


“We will increase the number of school hours per day and number of school days per year to provide our students with supervised training for a longer period of time that exists at present,” Dr. Minnis said.


He added that under the Free National Movement students will be given greater opportunities to unlock their potential.


“It is the FNM’s commitment that all Bahamians, irrespective of their social, economic, ethnic or learning capacities, will be given the opportunity to realize their maximum potential in a broad, expansive and accommodating educational system.


“Accordingly, an FNM Government will enact inclusive education policies, to address intervention programmes tailored to the individual needs for persons with a disability; will enact programmes targeting social emotional competence and prevention of violence for at risk youth and will develop collaborative partnerships with community organizations (i.e., private sector) and parents aimed at creating and mobilizing a comprehensive network of high quality services to meet the needs of all learners.


“The FNM Change Team stands with Bahamians seeking to reverse the treacherous decline of our beloved Bahamas. This is not about an election, but rather about the future and the vitality of The Bahamas,” Dr. Minnis said.


Education Minister Jerome Fitzgerald on Monday discredited all comments made by Free National Movement (FNM) Leader Dr. Hubert Minnis in regards to the beleaguered multi-billion dollar Baha Mar Resort.




Written by Jones Bahamas

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