OTTAWA, Feb. 22, 2013 /CNW/ - Today The Ontario Student Trustees
Association (OSTA-AECO) released the results of the 2012 Ontario
Student, Parent and Educator Survey. Questions were answered by both
Hirad Zafari, President, and Noah Parker, Communications Officer.
"The results were very surprising in some cases, but gave an accurate
and descriptive view into the opinions of those who make our education
system work" said Noah Parker, Communications Officer.
"It's more than just a survey; it's more than just 10 questions on a
website. It's an opportunity for each and every student in this
province to say what they really feel about some of the most important
things in our education system." said Vincent Atallah, project lead for
the OSPES 2012-2013.
Immediately before the release of the OSPES results, The Ontario Student
Trustees' Association unveiled an initiative entitled "The Ontario
Student Trustees' Association Partnership Program". The initiative
takes the first step in the organization's plan to make the voice of
students across the province heard clearly. The initiative opens up
the opportunity for all Ontario Students to become active members of
their education system. The program allows students registering to
receive monthly updates, access to student voice forums, and
information about their education system and how it is changing, but
most importantly, the ability to make their voice heard.
"The Partnership Program gives the students a voice, and keeps them up
to date with how their elected representatives at OSTA-AECO are
representing them" said Hirad Zafari, President.
"In result of the lack of voice students had in their education
surrounding Bill 115, OSTA-AECO has created the necessary component for
students to have their voice heard" said Jacob Pullia, a Student
Trustee from Durham District School Board.
"Today The Ontario Student Trustees' Association made significant steps
in solidifying the voices of the millions of Ontario Students" said
Noah Parker. "We're looking forward to seeing this develop across the
province, and further represent the over 2 million students in
Any students looking to register as a partner of The Ontario Student
Trustees' Association are encourged to register at partnership.osta-aeco.org
The Release began at 9:15 am, on the 22nd of February at The Westin
Hotel, 11 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa Ontario, K1N 9H4.
SOURCE: Ontario Student Trustees' Association
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Any further questions can be directed to Noah Parker, Communications Officer.