Six Cadet Officers from the Ministry of Education, on Monday 17, June, commenced a three-week attachment in the Pomeroon- Supenaam Region, where they are assigned to schools in the Pomeroon River.

Assistant Chief Education Officer (Nursery), Samantha Williams, Regional Executive Officer, Regional Education Officers and Senior Management Team of the Region were present for a small introductory ceremony at the Regional Boardroom. Shortly after introductions, they proceeded to their attached school in the Pomeroon. The host schools are Ulele Nursery/Primary, Kabakaburi Nursery /Primary and Wakapoa Primary/Secondary.

These six Cadet officers are Pamela Mootoo, Cindy Nelson, Hodannie Saul, Shevon Sutton, Cornella Leitch and Dawn Baker. news 20190619 5They will offer assistance to these schools through supervision and the provision of technical support and training for the success of the pupils and students thus increasing results.

Regional Executive Officer, Denis Jaikaran, a former cadet himself, encouraged the new recruits to strive to be the best they can be and pledged his full support. He asked them to consider the region as the launch pad in their careers as Education Officers.

The cadet officers were all presented with hampers by the Regional Administration for their stay in the Riverain area and they will be accommodated in the living quarters located in the three 20190619 6

The Ministry of Education’s cadet training programme recruits trainees who are attached to different districts for 18 months; after which they will serve in various areas such as District Education Officers, Subject Specialists and Test Development Officers, among others.

This programme aims to foster dynamic leaders and was designed so that there is no shortage of trained education personnel in each district. It started in 1996 then continued in 2008, 2009, 2015 and 2019 with every year seeing a significant increase in cadets.