Terrelonge tells Calabar students to maintain legacy of founding fathers

Saturday, April 06, 2019

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MINISTER of state in the Ministry of Education Alando Terrelonge yesterday met with students of Calabar High School during their devotion, following derogatory remarks about Kingston College (KC) at devotion Monday after their loss of the Boys' Athletics Championship last weekend.

Students and teachers of Calabar visited KC Wednesday, where they shared devotion and apologised for the incident at the devotion.

Minister Terrelonge, in addressing the young men of Calabar yesterday, expressed how proud he was that they were able to acknowledge their mistake and apologised to KC. He encouraged them to not dwell on the past but to learn from it and move forward.

Terrelonge, meanwhile, reminded the educators and administrators of the school that it is important to discipline students when necessary. However, he said disciplinary actions should never be used as a tool to demoralise students.

Calabar students were reminded of some of the core values of the school — respect, accountability, professionalism, integrity, and school pride.

“They were charged to practise these values on a daily basis, in and out of their school uniform,” a ministry release said.

Terrelonge reminded the school why the Baptist church started the institution in 1912, and he urged the students to adopt a culture of peace, good sportsmanship, teamwork, acceptance, tolerance ,and to remember, regardless of their school, it's one Jamaica.

“The students were also encouraged to move on from last week, move forward and maintain the legacy that their founding fathers started,” the release said.


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