Caribbean Union of Teachers host 2013 Biennial Women’s Conference in Guyana
As representatives of Teachers Unions from across the Caribbean converge in Georgetown for its Biennial Women’s Conference, they are being told that the time has come for gender equality and Women Empowerment in the teaching fraternity.
In addressing the opening of the conference, Minister of Human Services and Social Security Jennifer Webster said that teachers could be considered the architects of all other professions.
But despite this, she lamented that not all teachers are empowered, since the profession seems to be losing its relevance.
President of the Caribbean Union of Teachers Marvin Andall said that the time has come also for parity in the Caribbean education sector.
He said that this can be done through sports and then trickled down to other areas of development.
President of Education International, Susan Hopgood emphasized the timeliness of the conference.
She stated that the challenges that are being faced by the Caribbean Education Sector are similar to others faced globally.
And also noted that the region can draw from international best practice in finding solutions.