NEW YORK CITY, New York June 16, 2020 — The scheduling of the Caribbean Secondary School Exam has created some controversy in various Caribbean nations, as teachers and their unions, along with parents, are up in arms, citing safety concerns, lack of student preparedness and related mental health issues.
To address these issues and to explore possibly synergies, The Caribbean Voice, in collaboration with Caribbean Education Project, has organized an online panel discussion on Wednesday June 17, from 7 to 8PM (New York City time).
The panelists include:
Ø Dawn Lovell (Barbados) – writer, motivator, social activist;
Ø Pandit Deodat Persaud (Guyana) – youth, community and social activist;
Ø Everton Hannam (Jamaica) — Past President of the Jamaica National PTA and SG of UNESCO (Jamaica);
Ø Mark Lyte – President, Guyana Teachers’ Union;
Ø Dr. Margaret Nakhid-Chatoor (Trinidad & Tobago) – psychologist;
Ø Alia Hutton, Michael Fein and Shawn Shivdat (US) – the Caribbean Education Project;
Ø Nicole Manning, the Director of Operations and Shawn McBean, a Measurement & Evaluation Manager, CXC;
Ø Trinidad & Tobago United Teachers Association;
Ø Laura George, Amerindian People’s Association, Guyana;
Ø Antonia Tekah-De Freitas – President, Trinidad & Tobago Unified Teachers Association.
The panel discussion will be on Facebook live and can be be accessed on The Caribbean Voice Media page at www.facebook.com/ CaribbeanVoiceMedia/?modal=admin_todo_tour.
For further details please call or What’s App Annan Boodram at + 1646-461-0574 or Shawn Shivdat at +14044069638. Both persons can also be contacted via FB Messenger.
The Caribbean Voice is a not-for-profit, volunteer-driven NGO engaged in social activism and advocacy, especially abuse and suicide prevention, in various Caribbean nations.
The Caribbean Education Project comprises a group of US-based college students, who have created an online platform with free resources for students preparing for the Secondary School Exam. The resources can be accessed at caribed.org.