Biennial women’s conference of Caribbean teachers in progress

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Pic 2The Biennial Women’s Conference of the Caribbean Union of Teachers opened on Monday at the Guyana International Conference Centre.

The women are being urged to embrace technology and to be the force for change within the education system.

These charges came from Human Services Minister Jennifer Webster, who gave the keynote address at the opening of the conference.

According to Minister Webster, teachers are faced with the challenges of using traditional techniques against going the route of modernisation which is further enhanced by students’ exposure to technology in their daily lives.

However, she is urging these educators to favour innovation if curricula are to remain relevant.

Minister Webster has also urged teachers to be good role models to their students.

Oftentimes she notes that the case is that students spend most of their time with their educators, making this need more important.

The Human Services Minister has also described as a human tragedy, incidences of teacher to student violence.

She believes teachers must play a part in teaching students that violence is not an option. [Delicia Fletcher]

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