“Reimagining Education in the Virgin Islands” – that was the title of a town hall meeting style event held by the Ministry of Education on Monday 13 March as a part of this year’s Education Week observations.

It was held at the Eileen L Parsons Auditorium at HLSCC.

There, Minister for Education Hon. Sharie de Castro set the stage for the evening’s discussions. 

Featured speakers included Minister for Education and Social Development of Anguilla Hon. Dee-Ann Kentish Rogers, Professor of Special Education at Georgia State University Dr Jonte Myers and Director General of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States Dr. Diddacus Jules. 

Dr Jules, who said that the Transformation of Education has been the passion of his professional career, was tasked to present on the Future of Education in the Caribbean.

A future, he said, needs to be guided by the young people tasked to navigate it.

The application of this perspective, he said, leads to the argument that the future of education in the Caribbean is not simply and logically the outcome of the changes made today but it also embodies the inheritance of the past.

The full discussion was streamed on the Government of the Virgin Islands Facebook page and is available for on-demand viewing.