Harbour View:— On February 18th, 2016, His Excellency the Governor of Sint Maarten, drs. E.B. Holiday, paid a working visit to Milton Peters College. Upon arrival he was received by the management of the school Joseph Rogers, Wim de Visser, Naomi Richardson, Ivette Franca and Vidal Carty. The focus of the visit was to interact with the students on the importance of education and their place in our community.
Governor Holiday’s visit centered on the class he gave to the students of the exam classes about civic responsibility defined as: “Our duty to make a positive contribution to our country.” In speaking on the topic “The importance of civic responsibilities” he pointed to the interdependence of our community and addressed the students on how they can contribute to their families and country. In doing so he introduced the students to their fundamental rights and freedoms as outlined in our constitution and the need to protect these rights and freedoms. Highlighting the importance of education he stressed that it is the student’s responsibility to attend school and get an education. He encouraged the students to make use of their fundamental right to education and emphasized that getting an education is a necessary start to meeting their civic responsibilities to contribute positively to our community. Governor Holiday concluded the session with the students with the statement: “that the progress of our society requires a balance between our rights and freedoms, on the one hand, and our civic responsibilities as citizens, on the other.”
He also visited several classes in the academic and vocational sections of the school and interacted with the students on subject matters such as math, language, science and technology and his experiences as a former MPC student. Governor Holiday applauded the students and teachers with the Carpentry program. He was particularly impressed with the furniture and the 27ft sail boat which the students had built.
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Source: St. Martin News Network Governor Holiday Visited Milton Peters College.