Haiti - Education : Minister Cadet pays tribute to 50 eminent teachers
This ceremony was held under the theme "Pa gen devlopman san edikasyon, pa gen edikasyon san anseyan yo" (No development without education, no education without teachers) allowed the highest authorities of the country to testify their respect and admiration for the men and women who have chosen the teaching profession.
In his speech, Pierre Josué Agénor Cadet, the Minister of Education stressed that teachers deserve to have the merit of the Fatherland for having devoted most of their lives to forming generations of young people, most often under conditions of very precarious "Be thanked, distinguished teachers, for your courage, your dedication, your sense of morality, sharing and commitment [...]," proudly adding "By my voice and with the compliments of all Administration Moïse-Lapin, especially President Jovenel Moïse, the country greets you and bows before you for your patriotic commitment to a strong and inclusive Haitian society resolutely turned towards progress."
Recalling the efforts made to regularize the situation of several thousand teachers working without a letter of appointment and the payment of salary arrears, Minister Cadet acknowledged that there was still some way to go "to complete the training of teachers, to improve the quality of teaching/learning, the teaching condition and the expected results make education not a useless expense but an investment with tangible benefits in terms of poverty reduction..."
For his part, Guichard Doré, Counselor to the Presidency, reading the message of the Head of State stated that the Administration Moïse would redouble its efforts to "[...] promote the initial training and development of teachers, generalize the competition to recruit teaching staff, to combine efforts to improve learning conditions, to assist teachers in their administrative procedures to gain access to the opportunities and facilities they are entitled to... [...]"
List of 10 honored personalities :
Sister Marie Bruno (60 years of career);
Professor Amos Durosier (51 years of career);
Sister Marie Mona Jacques;
Dr. Frantz Joseph Casséus (40 years of career);
Dr. Arnold Antonin (40 years of career);
Caroline Hudicourt (37 years of career);
Kettelène Moise Edmé (36 years of career);
Marie Monique Sabine Sanon;
Jean Marie Théodat (33 years of career);
Bishop Pierre André Dumas (29 years of career).