Teachers are nation builders - education minister
Minister of Education, Youth and Information Senator the Hon Ruel Reid says the observation of Education Week provides an opportunity to celebrate the important role that education plays in building the society.
He said that with education being at the core of Jamaica's mission for social change and development, "We must continue to raise the bar in celebrating our teachers, who are the vanguards of sustained transformation".
Reid was addressing the Jamaica Teachers' Association's Education Week service at the New Testament Church of God in May Pen on Sunday.
It was held under the theme, 'Navigating the Education Landscape: Transforming, Engaging, Collaborating, Facilitating and Leading'.
The Education Minister said the theme is relevant and applicable, recognising the many facets of the teaching profession and the contributions of the noble profession.
"Teachers are nation builders and world leaders, who engender change and promote a world worth living in," he said.