Statement issued on March 14th 2017 by the General Secretary on the occasion of the handing over of computers and furniture by Ambassador Wang Ke to the Ministry of Education
The Democratic Labour Party commends the Minister of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation for the recent acquisition of a 10 million dollar injection into the quality of life for all students from the People’s Republic of China.
The country’s relationship with China spans decades. Diplomatic relations with the People’s Republic of China was established on 30th May 1977.
The Democratic Labour Party began receiving diplomatic aide with the construction of the Sir Garfield Sobers Gymnasium along with the Sir Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Conference and Cultural Centre.
The gift of some 14 000 technology solutions along with a massive upgrade in furniture to outfit our schools, demonstrates the Minister’s commitment to enhancing a much needed dimension in our education system. The Minister has pointed out that every school will benefit from this gift to our country. The Democratic Labour Party continues to pay close attention not only to the physical plant which was in much needed repairs after coming to office but to enriching the experience of the student while in school.
The items valued at 10 million dollars represent for the Educational system value added as students have greater access to the use of technology. The Ministry must be commended for it’s over all efforts at transforming the sector and improving student life.
They can be no doubt this effort along with the improved academic results, upgrade of school plants and construction of new schools has repositioned education in Barbados. The push to have increase new degree programmes at the Barbados Community College, along with increased access to nursery schools, all point to improvements in the way we view this sector.