New graduating students of the Ecole Normale Supérieure

The École Normale Supérieure (ENS) graduated 134 students in July 2014. At the graduation ceremony Minister of National Education and Vocational Training (MENFP), Nesmy Manigat, handed out appointment letters officially recognizing that the students of École Normale Supérieure (ENS) successfully finished a six-month internship in classroom teaching. Appearing at the ceremony held at the MENFP head office were ENS officers: General Director Denis Cadeau; Dean Louis Alvarez; Secondary Education Director Job Maurice; Human Resource Director Jacques Francois; and Pole Education and Quality Jackson Pleteau.


Minister Manigat made reference during his speech to a Memorandum of Understanding MENFP has recently signed with ENS that will incorporate ENS graduates into the public education sector as certified to teach, something that Haiti needs more of in its education system. It will be a game changer he emphasized. Manigat's purpose he says is to invigorate MENFP/ENS's partnership so the education sector may be overhauled.

To encourage continuing excellence at ENS Manigat had privately awarded 20 scholarships to the top 20 students from the graduating class, so they may ". . . continue their studies . . . in the French Antilles." Dean Alvarez interpreted the Memorandum of Understanding to be "a political act, which shows the potential for reform proclaimed loudly by the Minister of Education"

Speaking for his fellow students Lagrandeur Fred Junior expressed his gratitude to MENFP, underscoring students are looking forward to accepting the challenges that lay ahead for them with equanimity and grace.

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