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Monday, 9 January 2012


It is reported that education experts are concerned about a threatening face-off between an already irate Teachers Union and their incompetent government on the tiny British Overseas Territory of Anguilla. 

Education is a fundamental human right, where every child is entitled to it. It is critical to our development as individuals and as a society, paving the way to a successful and productive future. When we ensure that children have access to a rights-based, quality education that is rooted in gender equality, we create a ripple effect of opportunity that impacts generations to come. 

Education enhances lives, ends generational cycles of poverty and disease, and provides a foundation for sustainable development. It equips a people with the knowledge and skills necessary to adopt healthy lifestyles, and take an active role in social, economic and political decision-making.

The Chief Minister actions reflect his government’s pedigree, with their failure and ineptness to pass a critical Education Bill (standard) – a government with neither skills nor qualities mandated for leadership. 

However painful, education officials – including the “Lone-Ranger” Minister for Education - are adamant that children on Anguilla will not suffer or receive spotty, sub-par educations. “Each one of these children has dreams to be fulfilled, potential to be realized. By ensuring that every child has access to quality learning, we are laying the foundation for growth, transformation, innovation, opportunity and equality” according to education officials.

Whether in times of crisis or periods of peace, my ministry is committed to realizing a fundamental, non-negotiable right… a quality education for all – Education Minister Hon. Edison Baird was reported as saying.

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