Ministry of Education, Guyana

Thursday, 18 October 2018 08:22

Former Barbadian Foreign Minister pays courtesy call on Minister of Education, Hon. Nicolette Henry

Minister of Education, Hon. Nicolette Henry was paid a courtesy call today by Senator Maxine McClean, former Foreign Minister of Barbados and University of Guyana Vice-Chancellor, Professor Ivelaw Griffith.

Senator McClean is currently a special guest of the University of Guyana. She will be the inaugural Distinguished Visiting Professor of Entrepreneurship in School of Entrepreneurship and Business Innovation (SEBI) at the University of Guyana.

According to Professor Griffith, the University needs to leverage the talent of people in policy and he acknowledged Senator McClean as being one such person. He recognised her long distinguished service as a lecturer of the University of the West Indies and her extensive experience in entrepreneurship.

Senator McClean expressed her happiness to be sharing her time and knowledge in Guyana. While in the country, her engagements will include speaking at the Yesu Persaud Symposium, delivering guest lectures to SEBI and Social Sciences students, meeting with university, government and business leaders and making a few media appearances.

She said that during the aforesaid engagements, she hopes to help persons to open their minds to new ideas for entrepreneurship since she believes that local investment is important.

Minister Henry noted that individuals need to make good use of opportunities and initiatives for good guidance whereby persons with extensive experience are willing to share their knowledge.

The Education Minister added that although these opportunities are important, it is essential that channels of communication are established to reach entrepreneurs within the Caribbean region to leverage on their expertise as well. She said that mechanisms can be established to ensure that there is a fruitful exchange of information between counterparts so that businesses can develop and adapt efficiently to changes.

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