For a changed curriculum
The Editor, Sir:
In reading your fine newspaper I felt led to write to our good education minister, Andrew Holness. It is of the utmost importance that we educate and equip our children to succeed and prosper in the future.
I got my education in Jamaica, at Priory High School, and to this day I am grateful to the teachers who spent their time educating me and encouraging me to learn all manner of things. Even after leaving this fine school, I have not stopped reading and learning, and it is with this in mind that I write our education minister.
In my life I have come across several books that, had they been incorporated into my education while at Priory, may have helped me be a better person and avoid some of the big mistakes I have made. I would like to encourage our wise minister to look into changing the curriculum of our schools to incorporate these books.
The books are:
1) The Proverbs by King Solomon
2) A Message to Garcia by Elbert Hubbard
3) The Wisdom of Andrew Carnegie as told to Napoleon Hill
4) As a Man Thinketh by James Allen. For the record, Delroy Chuck suggested this book to me while I was going through hard times and I thank him.
I encourage you, Mr Holness, to incorporate these teachings into the schools' teaching. I for one wish I had been given these books to study while at Priory.
I am, etc.,
JOHN D. WILDISH
Turks and Caicos Islands