Fifty teachers have been enrolled in the Ministry of Education’s Cadet Officers Training programme with an orientation exercise which began yesterday and is scheduled to last all week, a release from the Ministry of Education said.
Following the orientation exercise, the 50 teachers will then undergo an 18-month training programme and upon completion they will be assigned to one of the 11 education districts as an Education Officer.
According to the Deputy Chief Education Officer (Administration), Ingrid Trotman, the 50 teachers were chosen out of 128 applicants. She said that 40 were successful at their interviews and the additional 10 are persons already in the system at the Special Education Needs Unit at the National Centre for Education Resource Development (NCERD) .
The Cadet Officers posed for a photograph with the Chief Education Officer, Marcel Hutson (centre) and Deputy Chief Education Officer (Administration), Ingrid Trotman (fourth from left) (Ministry of Education photo)