Minister for Education, Dr. the Hon. Natalio Wheatley announced that the Government’s message of inclusion is carrying over to the education sector, where a student will now sit as a member of the H. Lavity Stoutt Community College’s Board of Governors.
Hon. Wheatley made the announcement during the student assembly of the college that was held on October 2 at the Eileen Parsons Auditorium.
He explained that the student’s position on the Board is part of the concept of shared governance that is being explored.
The Minister told the gathering of HLSCC faculty and students, “We have made the position available on the Board of Governors for a student representative. This is because we want students to have more of a voice in this concept we call shared governance.”
As he addressed the students, Hon. Wheatley emphasized the significance of the opportunity to be on the Board.
“We want your voices to be heard much more, and we want to give the opportunity for those persons in the student government representing the student body to bring forward their concerns, and have them addressed, which I think is a step in the right direction.”
“We also want to ensure that we strengthen the student experience on campus and that includes extra curricula activities,” Hon. Wheatley added.
Further, the Minister said that he is looking forward to having a dialogue with the students to understand how best their experience at the College can be improved.