Acting Minister of Education and Human Resource Development, Patrick Todd

A Government Minister has pledged to give his utmost to ensure that the concerns of the private education sector are addressed in a meaningful, comprehensive and timely manner.

Speaking yesterday at the graduation and prize-giving ceremony of the Metropolitan High School and Institute, Acting Minister of Education and Human Resource Development, Patrick Todd, said he would be working closely with the island’s private, primary and secondary schools, as well as the special education sector.

"Government is working assiduously to fill existing vacancies for Education Officers within the Ministry. ??With a full complement, we will be able to assign Education Officers to work with all private, primary and secondary schools within our country," he disclosed.

The former teacher also commended the school’s Principal and staff for their "remarkable contribution to education and nation building."

"In an era where older grammar schools were inaccessible to many Barbadians, it was private institutions such as the Modern High, Washington High, Federal High and Metropolitan High that produced the technical, academic, political, religious and legal luminaries within this society," he pointed out.

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