Ministry of Education

St. Christopher (St.Kitts) and Nevis

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Nevisians Asked To Search Their Past At UNESCO African Ancestry Project Launch

(NATCOM) – St. Kitts, April 13, 2015: The sounds, rhythyms, movements and vibrant colours of Africa were displayed at the launch of the UNESCO African Ancestry Project on April 7 with a view to bringing greater awareness of African Ancestry apart from the written history of the Trans Atlantic Slave Trade which has overshadowed the otherwise rich African history. Featured speaker at the event Dr. Whitman Brown in his address stated that “the Afro-Caribbean’s ignorance of their past is not by mistake but by design” in an attempt to subject them to manipulation for the benefit of others. Dr. Brown proceeded to give examples of well known, productive and outstanding African Civilizations pre-enslavement as well as some of their inventions and contributions to the human race.

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Education Minister Forecasts Steps Of Mutual Advancement As Teachers’ Union Steps Into New Era

(EMU) – St. Kitts, April 15, 2015: “In an atmosphere of mutual respect, collaboration and open, honest dialogue, the Ministry of Education and the St. Kitts Teachers’ Union (SKTU) can accomplish much.”  This is according to Deputy Prime Minister, Hon. Shawn Richards, as he addressed the SKTU’s 15th Biennial General Conference for the first time as Minister of Education. The Deputy Prime Minister applauded the SKTU for the recognition and training of teachers during summer workshops as well as on World Teachers’ Day observed annually on October 05.  He stated that the partnership would redound to the empowerment of teachers as they foster the “next generation of leaders in and out of the classroom.

 

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Education Minister Announces Plans To Formalize Free Day Care

(EMU) – St. Kitts, April 13, 2015: Minister of Education Hon. Shawn Richards announced on Friday that his Government stands by its promise to make day care in the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis accessible to all children and free of cost on a permanent basis, stands.The Deputy Prime Minister made this announcement as he toured several day care centres starting at the Sandy Point Nursery moving East to the Mc Knight Day Care Centre.  Minister Richards explained that the purpose of the tour which was to familiarize himself with the day to day workings of the centres as well as to assess their needs. The Education Minister pointed out specific priorities.

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UNESCO African Ancestry Project to be Launched in Nevis

(NATCOM) – St. Kitts, April 1, 2015: In an information statement released by the Nevis Historical and Conservation Society (NHCS), Executive Director, Evelyn Henville said her organization is about to launch a project entitled “Educating the Population of St. Kitts and Nevis on Afro-Caribbean Ancestry” next Tuesday (April 07).  Ms. Henville stated that implementation of the programme otherwise dubbed “The UNESCO African Ancestry Project”, is a collaboration with civil society and the Ministry of Education after a request from the National Commission for UNESCO.

She added that over the course of a year, students, educators and the public at large will be exposed via workshops, lectures, social media, field trips and open presentations to a number of topics that will help raise awareness. “This is with a view to improving self-appreciation and cultural awareness among young people and building community harmony through the reintroduction of relevant African culture and history as it pertains to people of the Caribbean,” the release stated.

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Ministry Of Education States No Tolerance To Violence Policy

(EMU) – St. Kitts, March 22, 2015: In light of the most recent acts of violence which have gained momentum in the media, the Ministry of Education has reaffirmed its zero tolerance policy toward violence in its schools.  The Ministry of Education is working assiduously to ensure safe violence-free schools for its students and staff members.  Programmes such as Project Purple, Child Friendly Schools (CFS) and TAPS are just a few of the initiatives that have helped to keep violence in the Federation's schools at a minimum. 

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UNESCO Team Pleased With TVET Policy Progress

Basseterre, St. Kitts, March 16, 2015 (SKNIS): A UNESCO team has reported that they are pleased with what has been accomplished with the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Policy. The duo included Associate Evaluation Specialist Ekaterina Sediakina and Senior Consultant/Managing Partner Bert-Jan Buiskool.    During their recent visit to the Federation, they explained that UNESCO is doing an evaluation of organisations working under the TVET policy world-wide and has selected St. Kitts and Nevis as the country being looked at in the Caribbean.  

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