The Ministry of Education has joined many here mourning the sudden passing of PS in the Ministry of Education, Marcella Powell. She died on Tuesday morning at the Princess Margaret Hospital after complaining of feeling unwell. She was 57 years old.
In a statement to the press, Education Minister Petter St. Jean, described her as “a long-serving, dedicated and hardworking public servant, who served in various ministries during her tenure as a public officer”. He said the Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development is extremely saddened and shocked by the sudden passing of Acting Permanent Secretary in the Ministry.
“During her time at the helm of the Ministry of Education she displayed passion for the wellbeing of Dominica’s children and was committed to the improvement of the Education system to ensure that each child succeeded...We express our deepest condolences to her immediate family, relatives, friends and her staff at the Ministry of Education. We wish to assure her immediate family of the support of the Ministry of Education and of the Government of Dominica as they go through this difficult period of grief and mourning,” said St. Jean.
He continued "We will miss her for her capable direction and leadership, her conscientious approach to the execution of her public duties and the love and care she showed for all who she interacted with”.
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