Commissioner of Education, Chris Johnson issued a statement at the start of the 2014- 2015 school year. In his statement he wished students, teachers and parents at the island’s primary and secondary schools a “positive and productive school year”. He encouraged students in particular to strive for excellence in their studies, while asking parents to continue to be involved in study careers of their children. “The benefits of education have never been more apparent, it touches all aspects of society from income to healthcare.”
“Investments in education are at an all-time high and on Saba never have more resources been more accessible than they have become in the past few years. More services are now available to students of every age from daycare to secondary school. Students and their parents should keep informed to ensure that they are taking advantage of all these services that are being provided for their benefit.”
“Education is a dynamic environment with some changes apparent in the short term and others take time before their effects can be seen. During the course of this year, construction of a new facility to house the kindergarten and the day care centers will begin. Having all educational facilities in one location will allow for more efficient education system where services can be delivered in a more structured way,” the commissioner stated.