Thirty Grenadian educators successfully completed a national educational leadership forum last week.
Its aim was to promote and encourage highly skilled and professional school leaders.
Under the theme “Educational Leadership, a catalyst for propelling the education sector where every leader succeeds”, an education forum was held at the Bourne Lecture Hall.
The Regional Educational Strategy focused on strengthening primary school leadership and accountability in four participating states.
Principals of Private and Public schools, teachers, Ministry of Education officials, OECS officials and UWI Mona campus officials were among the targeted audience.
Cecesera Simon, representative of EDMU, in highlighting the need of the exercise, noted that while 95% of schools principals across the OECS are well qualified individuals, they are not necessarily effective leaders or trained and certified in leadership and management.
Elaborating on the vision of the strategy, Simon noted that this is not a stop gap measure and other plans are being developed towards enhanced student accomplishment.
Similar exercises are being carried out in four other Caribbean islands.