Ediston teachers gradute
School is very different from what it was in 1962 but the keys to success remain the same – discipline, commitment and hard work, among others.
That sound reminder was given to members of the teaching profession when Dr Chelston Brathwaite delivered the feature address at the Annual Graduation Ceremony of the Erdiston Teachers’ Training College at Frank Collymore Hall, last night.
Brathwaite, director general of the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture since 2001, was speaking before an audience of former and current principals and teachers including Minister of Education Ronald Jones, historian Robert Bobby Morris, Chief Education Officer Laurie King and former Chief Education Officer, Ralph Boyce.
Quoting Schumacher, he said that that educator was right in 1974 and “he continues to be right in the 21st century in asserting that education is the most vital of all resources because all human progress, all development, has resulted from the innovation, the creativity and the ideas of the human mind using the natural resources of our planet to create a better world.”
However, Brathwaite pointed out that in this information age, “because of the speed of the redundancy of information and knowledge we cannot just go to school or to university and assume that that education will last for a lifetime. In this information age, education must consist of life-long learning.”
Over 90 teachers received their certificates, associate degrees, diplomas, or awards in primary education, secondary education or educational management and administration. (KB)