President David Granger today announced that he would be re-introducing the National Cadet Corps, GINA said.
A product of the Queen’s College Cadet Corps himself, the President told GINA his intention is not militarization, but to give youths an opportunity to explore their country.
“I do believe that in secondary school youngsters should be exposed to leadership skills, team work, to sport, (and) to travel.”
President Granger however, noted that the National Cadet Corps will not be compulsory, but will be open to all youths.
The corps will also provide recreational and learning opportunities for youths between the ages of 12 and 18 during the August holidays, GINA said.
President Granger added that the corps would also play up the importance of teamwork, and the good traits that come with public service.
Over the years at least three Cadet Corps, the Army Cadet Company, the Queen’s College Cadet Corps and the National Cadet Corps were formed, but all later dissolved.
Setting the foundation for a MILITARY RULE government,The cadet corps will only attract the BLACKS, same old story National Service coming back again.
Actually, in the old PNC days, it's the cadet corp that some Indians went through and into the GDF. I knew a few.
Question, why would it only attract Blacks? Why don't all those struggling canecuttahs encourage their kid to take this path rather than a harsh life of a dying low pay industry? Cane cutting in a tough lifestyle for durable men, I doubt the military is that much harder. Push the system hard and make inroads and in 5 or so years, Indians will be notable represented.