National Personnel Officers Association started Breakfast Sessions

Dear Editor,

I note Nowrang Persaud’s letter on Saturday, 3rd February, 2018 in your paper. I hope he would allow me to slightly correct some of the information he offered.

The ‘Breakfast Sessions’ referred to were initiated by the National Personnel Officers Association – resulting from a motion moved by two young Asst Personnel Officers – Emammudeen Khan and Earl John – at a Bookers Sugar Estates Personnel Officers Conference in 1965.

Incidentally, there was a substantial presence of civil (public) servants at that time in the Association. It was because of the insistence of professionals of a range of disciplines who attended these sessions that it was agreed to change the name of the Association to the Guyana Institute of Management.

J E H Adams was the first guest speaker at the initial ‘Breakfast Session’

Yours faithfully,

E B John


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