– urges nation’s top performers to stand up for honesty and integrity
Although hard-work, dedication and sacrifice are all key factors to achieving success, embracing this success should never be without recognising those who helped in one way or another. This view was recently highlighted by Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo when he addressed a gathering of education stakeholders at the National Cultural Centre recently. The occasion was the Ministry of Education’s 20th hosting of its National Awards ceremony.
Speaking to the awardees, the majority of whom were the top performers of primary and secondary level examinations, the Prime Minister urged that they reflect on the support they gained from others along the way.
Parents, according to Nagamootoo, like their children who excelled had to make sacrifices and at times might have been faced with hard choices. “ Whether to put more food on the table rather than provide you the book you asked for or buy a pair of shoes or something that would have helped you to get to school or make your life in class more comfortable, are some of those choices” he considered.