Antigua and Barbuda’s Education Minister Michael Browne (front and fifth from left) alongside U.S Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and OAS Secretary-General Luis Almagro at the 10th Inter-American Meeting of Ministers of Education (photo via social media)
By Robert A. Emmanuel
Antigua and Barbuda’s Education Minister Michael Browne is in Washington DC to participate in the 10th Inter-American Meeting of Ministers of Education.
The two-day meeting, which began yesterday at the Organization of American States (OAS) headquarters, is expected to end later today.
Minister Browne was elected at the meeting by his education counterparts as the Chair for the meeting and he gave brief opening remarks.
Referring to the Caribbean’s continuing challenges with drought, Browne said, “A population and a people must adjust itself constantly to be able to respond to the need to provide water to its people . . . education itself must continually evolve so that every single nation must position its persons so that they could create employment, adjust to existing circumstances, and at the same time continue to create employment, or be in a position to take on employment so they can adjust to those circumstances, [and] anticipate circumstances that otherwise would not have existed,” he said.
“While we face these individual challenges as nations, as a region, we have all the answers and, having those answers, what it requires is that we continuously engage about best practices,” he added.
Browne noted that the Education Ministers’ meeting “ensure[s] that the region’s isolated and individual problems can be solved in a collective body, and resources can be shared as well.”Read More….https://antiguaobserver.com/michael-browne-chairs-10th-oas-meeting-of-education-ministers/