At the institute’s graduation ceremony, Mrs. Ionie Liburd Willett, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Education, stated that the Ministry is pleased with its collaboration with the institute as students are now receiving a well-rounded education.
She explained that the Ministry deems it important for students to learn another language because of globalization and the encouragement to travel due to the benefits of the CARICOM Single Market and Economy.
“Communication among nations, states and organizations dictate a huge need for knowing more than the mother tongue in the areas of trade, tourism, international relations between and among other governments, technology media and science.”
The Ministry’s mandate is to focus on providing students with a relevant education that meaningfully and strategically equips students with the knowledge, skills and attitudes that they need for a successful education and careers in today’s workforce,” Mrs. Willett noted.
The activities at Alliance Francaise are directly aligned with the theme of the Ministry’s White Paper on Education Development and Policies, 2009-2019, which speaks to raising the standard, maximising resources and aligning with best practices promoting success for all.
The Ministry hopes that the institute can help them to realise an expansion of the French programme in other high schools and primary schools.