There’s a call for more political science education in schools.
After this week’s Youth Parliament session, Chair Alva Suckoo said he was impressed with the level of debate and critical thinking from those who participated. However, he believes on a wider scale, the country needs to do more. Mr. Suckoo recently spoke with students from Cayman Islands Further Education Centre (CIFEC). “And none of them could tell me who the members of government were, who the speaker of the LA was – just at that basic level. So to understand the inner workings of politics and legislation and working within the legislature, the impact to everyone’s lives and how important it is – a lot of our young people are missing it. I missed it in high school and I think I would have taken a step towards politics sooner had I been exposed,” said Mr. Suckoo.
Mr. Suckoo is serving his first term as an elected member of the Legislative Assembly representing Bodden Town.