The Ministry of Education has installed four new school supervisors who, the ministry says, represent another step in ensuring that principals and teachers receive critical support in implementing quality educational standards for the nation’s students.
The School Supervisors officially received their Letters of Appointment from Minister of Education Anthony Garcia and Chief Education Officer, Harrilal Seecharan at a ceremony held at the Education Towers on Wednesday.
They have been assigned to primary schools to commence their duties.
Minister Garcia urged the supervisors to become knowledgeable about the directives of the Teaching Service which will assist them in the execution of their duties.
“A Supervisor is supposed to be well acquainted with the regulations that govern the Teaching Service. We have the Public Service Commission Regulations and Supervisors must be aware of these Regulations because if they want to be effective in the discharge of their responsibilities, they must be well acquainted with those Regulations,” he said.
Minister Garcia noted that the supervisors will also be able to advise principals and teachers with recommendations to assist them with the management of their schools, which is part of the implementation of the School-Based Management System.
He added that another crucial role that the new supervisors will be playing is ensuring that primary school pupils leave the primary school sector fully equipped with the necessary literacy and numeracy skills to help them succeed at the secondary school level.