Recruitment Of New Commissioner Of Education

December 14, 2015

“The Board of Education provided an update on the recruitment of a Commissioner of Education for the Bermuda Public School System, sayig it is the intent of the Board to have a new Commissioner in place for the start of the 2016/17 academic year in September 2016.

A spokesperson said, “The Board of Education wishes to update the general public on the recruitment of a Commissioner of Education for the Bermuda Public School System. The Board is now positioned to resume the recruitment process in search of a Commissioner.

“Despite the current hiring freeze in the Public Service, the post of Commissioner of Education is statutory with legislative responsibilities, and therefore must be filled.

“It is the intent of the Board to have a new Commissioner in place for the start of the 2016/17 academic year in September 2016. Therefore, the recruitment process will commence early in the New Year with the media advertisements for the post placed by mid-January 2016. The advertising of the post coupled with the interview and selection process is expected to span an estimated four to five months.

“As stated previously in response to a press inquiry, the Board is most considerate of the need to have stable leadership at the Department of Education, which has been conveyed to the Board on several occasions by key stakeholders inclusive of teachers, principals and community members.

“In this regard, the Board supports the decision by the Permanent Secretary of Education to extend the acting appointment of Dr. Freddie Evans as Commissioner of Education until the end of June 2016.

“The Board of Education is committed to recruiting the best person to lead the Public School System and encourages all Bermudians interested in the position to apply.”

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