The call was made recently by political leader of St. Kitts Nevis, Dr. Denzil L. Douglas. He indicated that students had returned to their classes at the commencement of the 10th January 2011 week and the senior students were making preparations to sit examinations.
He also explained that the more junior students are, “Moving forward with habits and attitudes that will either strengthen their changes of leading independent respectable lives or lives of difficulty and frustration.”
It was on this premise that the Prime Minister admonished persons to put their hand to the proverbial plough and rear children who have hard-work and dedication as two of their many pillars. He also made an appeal to students to be aware of their global surroundings and work to prepare themselves to compete effectively and efficiently.
“I urge that parents do their part to rear God-fearing, decent and hard-working children. I urge our teachers to remember the tremendous that they have on our students’ self-image and on their performance. I urge society at large to give maximum moral and practical support to our nation’s teachers. And I urge pupils and students to realise that they are living in a challenging and highly competitive global community, one that demands the highest standards of effort, decency and behaviour from them all.”
“In summary, I urge all of us to see the education of the nation’s children that is academics, spiritual, educational, moral, as the most important undertaking of this society and I urge us all to act accordingly,” Dr. Douglas encouraged.