Episode 15: Our Educational System Will Not Sustain Our Economic Future—And Here's Why

“Our capacity to solve our [national] problems lies in our human resource not in capital.”

This episode's discussion features Benjamin Niles, Chairman of the Barbados Vocational Training Board (BVBT), and centres on education. Our host Collis Williams purports that we the people of the Caribbean are not harnessing the power of logistics as we should; a problem that is clearly rooted in the way in which we were educated. Niles argues that we were taught to retain and regurgitate instead of the power of creative thought. The two agree that in the Caribbean, education as we know it must desperately be reinterpreted, and offer a few suggestions on how we can go about this behemoth of a task.

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