‘Operation Recovery’ was launched in February and so far over 800 school dropouts have been located and are set to return to school for the September term. This was revealed by Chief Education Officer, Dr. Marcel Hutson on Monday at the sidelines of an event.
According to Dr. Hutson the goal is to “make sure they [the students] remain in school, so the issue of consistency is important.”
He added “we recognised the only way to be consistent is to include more stakeholders in the process so that we can have a total picture of what is going on and stay with the process.”
‘Operation Recovery’ was introduced after a number of students left school because of the Covid 19 pandemic.
The Chief Education Officer explained that the ministry went the ‘extra mile’ after they “saw that these children have potential and we [the ministry] want to ensure that they fulfil their potential.”
Meanwhile, he also noted that they are in the process of drafting a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which will see the participation of other government agencies in Operation Recovery and noted that a collaborative effort is needed.
Already, the ministry has partnered with Non- Governmental Organisation (NGO) and religious leaders in this exercise.