A special welcoming ceremony was held here this morning, at the community college, to mark the start of the 27th Biennial Conference of the Caribbean Association of Principals of Secondary schools in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
Close to four hundred (400) school principals from across the English-speaking Caribbean are in St Vincent and the Grenadines for the conference, which runs until July 28th.
In delivering remarks during this morning’s ceremony, President of the Caribbean Association of Principals of Secondary schools, Curtis Greaves, said the Theme “Technology Infused Education in the 21st Century Caribbean‘, emphasizes the fact that the world is experiencing a paradigm shift, and it is the duty of the secondary school heads, to understand such shift, and to move fluently with it.
Mr. Greaves said conferences of such nature – is an indication that they are ready and willing to move forward with education in this new century.
Meanwhile – Minister of Education, St. Clair Prince told the delegates during his welcoming remarks that he hopes the knowledge and experiences gained, will add oxygen to their own efforts, towards enhancing education in the region.
There will be a number of break-out sessions, covering a range of topics related to the application of ICT tools at varying levels of the education system. The biennial general meeting of the CAPPS will be convened on the final day of the conference.
St Vincent and the Grenadines last hosted the CAPSS Conference nineteen years ago, in July of 1990.