Published On: Tue, Aug 20th, 2013

Changing Ministers again brings education in trouble

Zita Jesus LeitoWILLEMSTAD – The PAR faction in Parliament believes that education is at risk as ministers continue to leave the post. "There awaits us a change of Minister of Education. Because of this we cannot have a fixed and good education policy. Everyone who works in education, and of course the students, are affected,” said the member of Parliament, Zita Jesus-Leito.

“The new school year has just begun and already there are not enough books, uniforms and on top of that there is a lack of teachers. But the problems are not resolved, it remains a chaotic situation.” Jesus-Leito indicates that by changing a minister every six months, education is not getting the necessary attention from the Government.

"We need to hear from the outside that the minister has failed. The minister herself had to come to Parliament to give a report on her work,” Jesus-Leito indicated.  Jesus-Leito has sent a letter to the current Minister of Education, Rubina Betorina, requesting her to come to Parliament to give a full report on the progress of the education system. “Until now I have not received any report from her.”

Jesus-Leito respects everyone’s choice to leave his or her post, but finds it unacceptable that education becomes the brunt of this. "If Pueblo Soberano cannot handle the task or is unable to find an appropriate minister then they may delegate this to someone else. Since 10-10-10 there has been three Ministers of Education who have resigned. Soon there will be number four with the departure of Mrs. Bitorina.


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