Education Minister Says Leaders Must be Prudent in Managing Resources

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Jamaica News: Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, says educational leaders must be able to prudently manage private and public financial resources, in order to increase efficiencies and reduce wastage.

“As leaders in education, we have to ensure that we are familiar with the latest financial information and strategies to help us remain good stewards of public and private resources,” he said.

The Minister was addressing a public education and information-sharing webinar, organised by the National College for Educational Leadership (NCEL), at the University of the West Indies Regional Headquarters in St. Andrew on Monday (September 24).

He noted that proper management of financial and other resources has become even more important as the Government has been increasing its allocation to the education system over the last two years and intends to further increase this support.

The Minister said he welcomed the NCEL’s webinar, which is equipping education stakeholders with critical information to make them do a better job.

“When our leaders in education are better at their jobs, there is, in fact, a ripple effect on the wider economy, which translates into further needed improvements in economic growth and job creation, lifting more of our brothers and sisters out of poverty into prosperity,” he said.

During the session, Executive Director, Economic Growth Council, Senator Aubyn Hill, presented on the topic ‘Effective Financial Leadership: The Platform for Economic Growth and Personal Development’.

This was the seventh in the series of webinars, aimed at imparting knowledge and skills to a wide range of leaders across the educational landscape.

They focus on the principles, processes and practices of leading and the way leadership development is conceived, conducted and evaluated.

The sessions seek to explore, analyse and evaluate potential solutions to problems of practice, especially with respect to financial leadership.


Source: JIS News

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