‘Lifelong learning’ the way to go
The education system needs to enable students to be lifelong learners who are self-motivated, says Chief Education Officer Laurie King.
Yesterday during a church service at the People’s Cathedral to commence Education Month, King said education must focus on the acquisition of knowledge and skills, including the social skills, while responding to national requirements and priorities and the emerging needs of the globalized world.
Students must have a regional and international frame of reference if they are to become productive citizens, he said, and must exemplify creative, critical thinking and problem-solving, be informed, display leadership skills, work in teams and be technologically literate.
King told the students in attendance that Education Month is about them, advising them that the national objectives in education cannot be achieved if they do not all strive for excellence. (LK)