Tuesday 16 July, 2019

Kamla tells students: Capitalise on opportunities in new school term

Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar has issued a statement wishing all students across Trinidad and Tobago a calm and productive first day of school.

In a release issued on Sunday, she urged the thousands of students set to start a new school term, to use the opportunity well.

“Many of you may be excited to start a new chapter, having moved on to a higher class, or a new school.  As a grandmother, I too, am excited to see my grandson begin secondary school, and I give to you all the same advice I give to him – take advantage of every opportunity to learn and grow, and most important: "be good,  do good and good will follow you".”

Persad-Bissessar further advised students to set goals and work hard to achieve them. 

The Siparia MP also acknowledged students with parents who may be facing financial difficulties.

She said her team has been working to assist some of these families in their various constituencies, adding that she is saddened by their plight. 

“It is a sad reality that thousands of families have been affected by job losses and consequent loss of income, as well as rising food prices. In addition to this, students entering secondary school have been denied the opportunity to use technology in the classroom and at home, as the laptop programme started by the Government I led was changed.”

She said her vision remains a future in which young people are equipped with the skills they need to participate in and take advantage of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. 

She added that she is committed to making this vision a reality and seeing our young ones become innovators, leaders and entrepreneurs.


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