Prime Minister Pierre’s decision to increase the annual materials allowance for local teachers is going a long way to improve the classroom experience for our students.
In addition to the customary $800 allowance from the government, every permanent teacher received an extra $600 in August. This gesture was extended to temporary teachers in September as well.
Saint Lucia’s permanent and temporary teachers each collected a total of $1400 within the first month of the 2023/24 academic term.
Teachers and educators play a crucial role in the development of our country. They are nation-builders, mentors and influencers who mould students and learners into productive members of our society.
The Prime Minister understands the importance of equipping teachers and classrooms with the resources to deliver quality instructions to help students realise their full potential.