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Today, the twenty ninth day of December in the year two thousand and twenty, as I attended the first virtual graduation ceremony of the Cyril Potter College of Education (CPCE), a plethora of thoughts inundated my mind. While they were all over whelming and impacting, cognizance of the demand for space in your editorial dictates that attention be given to only one.
The Cyril Potter College of Education has been in existence for ninety two years. This is certainly indicative of the institution’s, resilience and commitment to its mandate. No doubt, over the decades CPCE would have faced a number of challenges. However, the COVID 19 pandemic, without fear of contradiction, is certainly the most debilitating crisis to confront this noble institution. The global crippling impact of the prevailing pandemic is obvious to all and like many other organizations, the standing operational procedures of the college were virtually derailed. The resulting anxiety of those whom we serve, resulted in the public outcry of frustration and dissatisfaction.
Due to the astute leadership of the principal of this prestigious institution, Ms Viols Rowe (AA) and her competent vice-principals, the college harnessed the experience garnered over the decades. The theme of the eighty sixth graduation exercise, “Charting a new normal for teacher education Driven by Data, Resilience and Flexibility” aptly encapsulates the approach employed by CPCE towards making this year’s graduation exercise possible.
I wish to publicly congratulate the graduates who would have encountered and overcame many challenges, particularly in the last two semesters of their training. A most deserving note of commendation is also in order for the administration, faculty and ancillary staff of CPCE. With close to one hundred years of existence, there is no way this pandemic would have prevented CPCE from fulfilling its mandate.
Great Job CPCE!!!
Errol London (Jnr)