School council chairpersons learn more on education initiatives


Education senior management panel: DG Schools Odile Octave, PS Education Merida Delcy, Minister Mondon, Advisor to Minister Christian Cafrine

The meeting, second for the year, was held in the auditorium of the School of Education at Mont Fleuri and is part a series of scheduled meetings for 2013 that gives school council chairpersons an opportunity to meet with education senior management, share information and discuss pertinent education matters.

During Saturday’s session, the chairpersons present received information through a presentation on the new Award for Educational Institutions, launched by the Ministry of Education earlier this year in June. The initiative is aimed at transforming and motivating educational institutions into becoming more proactive, innovative and productive institutions at the same time enhance and promote the culture of hard work to become more result oriented institutions.

School council chairpersons and education officials listen to a presentations on the Education Awards

The meeting was also a chance for the ministry to welcome on board newly appointed school council chairpersons for various primary and secondary schools.

The new council members were presented with their letter of appointments by the Minister for Education, Macsuzy Mondon. They will all attend a half-day induction working sessions to be organised by the ministry early next month. 

Other items on the agenda included debriefing on a survey of school councils, sharing of information on the series of parents meetings, as well as feedback and discussion on other pertinent school issues.

New school council chairpersons in a souvenir photo with Minister Mondon

Apart from disseminating information and improving dialogue, the meeting also generated numerous constructive comments and contributions from the council members as part of their efforts to support the ministry in its drive to uphold its vision and mission.