Jerome Fitzgerald continues the fight to improve eduation in the Bahamas

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London Commonwealth Secretariat calls on Bahamas Minister of Education, Science and Technology

Interim Director Esther Eghobamien and Dr. Pauline Aylward from the Commonwealth Secretariat in London, UK paid a courtesy call on the Hon. Jerome Fitzgerald, Minister of Education, Science and Technology during their recent visit to The Bahamas. Pictured from left: Mr. Lionel Sands, Director of Education; Ms. Althea Hamilton-Grant, Assistant Director of Education, Interim Director Esther Eghobamien, Commonwealth Secretariat; Minister Fitzgerald; Dr. Pauline Aylward, Commonwealth Secretariat; Mrs. Nicole Campbell, Permanent Secretary and Mr. Marcellus Taylor, Deputy Director of Education. (Photo by Aletha Cooper)

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Nassau, Bahamas – Interim Director and Head of Gender, Mrs. Esther Eghobamien and Head of the Education Section, Dr. Pauline Aylward both of the Social Transformation Programmes Division from the Commonwealth Secretariat in London, UK paid a courtesy call on the Hon. Jerome Fitzgerald, Minister of Education, Science and Technology during their recent visit to The Bahamas.

The officials met with the local Steering Committee for the 19th Commonwealth Conference of Education Ministers (CCEM), which will be held in The Bahamas in June 2015. The Conference is a high level meeting of ministers with responsibility for Education in the 53 countries of the Commonwealth of Nations. Commonwealth education ministers meet triennially to discuss issues of mutual concern and develop ways and means to promote education and learning.

In addition, other education stakeholders such as teachers, youth, leaders of higher education institutions and civil society meet to discuss issues relevant to their involvement in education. Discussions were held at the courtesy call about the way forward to establish clarity and understanding on both sides for expectations at the conference.