The H Lavity Stoutt Community College is expected have at least one student sitting on their Board of Governors.
This is according to Minister of Education Dr Natalio Wheatley who told BVI News the initiative will help students to feel more empowered in assisting with decisions that will affect their life at the college.
“I believe in shared governance and having key stakeholders involved in decision making. The students are ultimately the ones being served, so we should strengthen their access and give them more of a voice,” the minister stated.
He further said: “Having more of a voice can potentially translate into a better student experience in the classroom, a better campus life, and better programme offerings.”
While the plans are in place to get the initiative going, Dr Wheatley told BVI News the decision has to be ratified by Cabinet first.
“The Cabinet decisions haven’t been made as yet,” Dr Wheatley said on the matter.
The minister first made mention of the initiative during the college’s assembly session at the Eileen Parsons Auditorium on October 2.
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