Pringle previews UPP’s plans to advance tech-voc education and develop competitive athletes in improved sports facilities

Jamale Pringle, Leader of the Opposition and Deputy Political Leader of the United Progressive Party (UPP), says that more work is needed to develop the vocational and technical-education system.

Accordingly, Pringle says a UPP Administration will be reviewing the academic package, changing what needs to be changed, and putting things in place to bridge the gaps.

He says the intention is to raise funds to develop the country’s human capital by focusing on skills education – not only for the youth, but for adults, as well.

Bolstering technical and vocational education in secondary schools will complement the work being done at the Antigua and Barbuda Institute of Continuing Studies (ABICE), Pringle adds.

Meanwhile, the Deputy Political Leader is dissatisfied with the Browne Administration’s level of interest in the development of our young athletes and the sporting facilities.

He says those athletes who represent the country on regional and international stages need facilities to better hone their skills if they are to out-perform their competitors.

Pringle states that a UPP Administration is committed to assisting these athletes.  Hence, what can be done during the first term in office will be done, since it would be impossible to get all the plans completed in the first five years.