Value education, students told
PRINCIPAL OF QUEEN’S College Dr David Browne has warned graduating students about the risk of being caught up in a “quagmire of self-destruction”.
Addressing St Stephen’s Primary School students who recently sat the Secondary Schools Entrance Examination, Browne said this was what could happen to those who wasted their educational opportunities by engaging in negative and deviant behaviours such as fighting in Bridgetown after school, lying, cheating in exams and disrupting classes.
He told the 106 students whose graduation ceremony was held at Queen’s College that they were fortunate because in poor countries such as Haiti and in parts of Latin American and Africa some children “don’t even have a school to go to”.
He urged students to see education as a means of escaping poverty or having a better lifestyle but lamented that some people from poor backgrounds who had risen to prominent positions behaved as though they did not remember their origins. (TY)