Sarah Ferguson

Education

 

There continues to be a complaint that young people lack the skills necessary for the jobs available in the Island.  It is essential that these are clearly identified so that provision may be made for the relevant courses and space made in the curriculum.   The primary schools, for example, are now well equipped for youngsters to learn coding but no provision has apparently been made for the teachers to be able to teach them.  This must be attended to as a matter of urgency.
It is also obvious that we must have a sustainable long term funding mechanism for university education, the design of which should incorporate the ideas of parents and our finance industry as well as the Treasury.