ECCB to Conduct First ever Video Conference to Assist Primary School Students

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ECCB to Conduct First ever Video Conference to Assist Primary School Students

For the first time the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) will connect over 170 Grade 6 students from its eight member countries via video conference technology for a session that is designed to assist them with making the transition from primary to secondary school.

The regional interactive forum scheduled for June 26th, will provide the students with information and skills geared at preparing them for the secondary school environment, sharpening their social skills and enhancing their knowledge of the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union (ECCU’s) financial system.

Each member country will have a contingent of the mentorship school – a school adopted by the ECCB in that particular country.

The programme is administered to Grades 4, 5 and 6 students in eight primary schools, one from each ECCB member country.

The regional session forms part of the ECCU Primary School Mentorship Programme which began in 2007 and is designed to ensure that the students are mentored for their last three years at the primary school level.

The topics to be covered during the session are:

Etiquette and deportment

Making the transition from primary to secondary school

Preparing for 21st Century career opportunities and

And the roles and functions of the ECCB

The students will also have the opportunity to demonstrate their talents and showcase their respective cultures through a variety of cultural presentations.

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