Despite hovering dark clouds which threatened to literally rain on the parade, hundreds of students and paramilitary affiliates marched through Bridgetown today, marking Education Month.
The parade began at Queen’s Park and made its way through the streets of the City, as students moved to the drumbeat of the Barbados Cadet Corps.
In his feature address before the start of the parade, Minister of Education Ronald Jones expressed hope that in this island’s 50th year of Independence, more Barbadians would show gratitude for benefits derived from the island.
“They in turn need to do everything possible to ensure that the country continues to grow and develop and that our young people can be beneficiaries of all that we do,” said Jones.
The Minister also noted that education had provided the base for everything accomplished in Barbados. However, he said there was still much to be done.
“Education stands at foundation of whatever we do and we have been reasonably successful thus far. However, there is still some ways to go. We have to remove any challenges that we face so that all could be included in this national project, so that all of our children can benefit from education,” he added. (CM)