MOE bids Farewell to Educator Mr. Blake

(EMU) – St. Kitts, January, 11, 2018: The Ministry of Education hosted a quaint farewell reception on January 10th, in honour of Mr. Michael Blake, former Education Officer in the Ministry.   Colleagues within the Ministry gathered to send-off Mr. Blake and honoured him for his distinguished performance in Education. During the reception many reminisced on his contributions in various areas of the community and education throughout his tenure   Mr. Blake has served the Ministry of Education for 37 years, serving in the posts of Teacher, Deputy Principal, Principal, Chief Education Officer (Ag.) and most recently, Education Officer. Giving remarks on behalf of the Ministry, Permanent Secretary Mr. William Hodge lauded Mr. Blake for his unwavering contributions to the Education Sector and the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis citing, “You have worked tirelessly to fulfil these important positions.

MOE Roundtable Discussions Continue with Deputy Principals

(EMU) – St. Kitts, January 5, 2018: In an effort to keep fluid the lines of communication between the Administration and the schools’ administrative teams, the Ministry of Education continued its series of roundtable discussions on Thursday 4th January, 2018.  The discussion was held at the Bird Rock Beach Hotel Conference Room and hosted Deputy Principals from the various Primary Schools, Education Officers and Administrators within the Ministry of Education.   The Deputy Principals voiced their concerns on educational school related issues and ways in which the Administration could support the schools’ needs as well as to work collaboratively to support the needs of the students.   Minister of Education, Hon. Shawn K. Richards, took the opportunity to thank the Educators present for their hard work during the past school term, and said he looked forward to a mutually rewarding and favourable second term. The dialogue was informal interactive with Minister Richards. 

Region’s Top CXC Top CXC Performers Converge On St Kitts-Nevis for 2017 Governance Meeting and Awards Ceremony

(EMU) – St. Kitts, December, 10, 2017: The region’s top academic performers for 2017 will be guests of the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) and the Government of St. Kitts and Nevis as they are awarded as part of the 2017 Governance meeting scheduled for December 11-17.  Students from throughout the region including a contingent from Guyana from which the region’s number-one performer hails started arriving in the Federation this weekend in anticipation of the event.  The week long activity will include Meetings of the CXC Council; School Principals and Education Officials; the Examinations Committee; CXC Registrars as well as Senior Managers.  The highlight of the week will be the Opening of Council and Presentation of the Regional Top Awards on Thursday December 14th at 7pm at the St Kitts Marriott Resort.

School Management Teams Meet Ministry Officials

(EMU) – St. Kitts, December 5, 2017: A team from the Ministry of Education lead by Minister of Education, Hon Shawn K. Richards, will now meet to discuss findings after a series of consultation meetings held with the management teams of secondary schools in St. Kitts over the course of the past two weeks.

“The management of schools has become a complex matter, we have to ensure that our principals and administrators are trained and have the resources to manage their school well,” Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education Mr. William Hodge stated.  He described the sessions as candid, courteous and courageous conversations.  The discourse, which took place during the fact finding mission would be used to determine the way forward for secondary schools in St. Kitts. 

Consultation Reveals Results of Out of School Children And Identifies Remedies for The Way Forward

(EMU) – St. Kitts, November 27, 2017: “We solicit the assistance and support of parents and other stakeholders to collaborate with the Ministry of Education by encouraging their children to apply themselves and stay in school.”  This plea came from Minister of Education Hon. Shawn K. Richards as he delivered an address to stakeholders attending the Study Workshop on Out of School Children organized by UNICEF and the University of the West Indies, which took place from November 23-24.  The two- day activity explored findings of a series of studies conducted over the course of 2015-2016 as the region sought to achieve its Sustainable Development Goals including that of ‘Education for All.’  The effort sought to ascertain data on how many children were actually utilizing the learning institutions that had been provided for their use as well as the barriers preventing them from being in school with a view to addressing them in a systematic manner.

Annual Taiwanese Scholarship Ceremony Confers US $100, 000 to the Federation’s Youth

(EMU) – St. Kitts, November 22, 2017: The Embassy of The Republic of China on Taiwan (ROC) donated USD, One Hundred Thousand to the Ministry of Education on Wednesday 22nd November.  “Education is not just the right thing to do but a smart investment, it provides the keys for sustainable development of a country,” asserted Ambassador, His Excellency George Gow Wei Chiou as he addressed the gathering at the Sir Cecil Jacobs Auditorium.   He stated, “We recognize the high potential in the younger generation because no investment in the youth is too late and none is insignificant. Not only are we providing scholarships for students but also supporting the professional development of teachers.”  Ambassador Chiou, who made the donation, announced that his Government strives to maintain great diplomatic relations and this donation is a way of demonstrating that commitment.

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