Ministry of Education

St. Christopher (St.Kitts) and Nevis

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Courts Reading Competition Launched Locally

(EMU) – St. Kitts, September 24, 2014:  Plans are well underway towards the selection of an outstanding young reader who will win the local Courts Reading Competition and go on to vie for the title of Courts Regional Champion in Grenada. According to local Coordinator of the Courts Reading Competition, Education Officer, Mrs. Debbie Isaac the programme was launched locally on Monday September 22 and will feature a representative from individual schools to participate in the zonal competition on September 29th.

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SKN National Commission For UNESCO Collaborates To launch New Website

(NATCOM) – St. Kitts, September 10, 2014: The National Commission for UNESCO is in a better position to highlight its projects and programmes following the participation of one of its members Maria Crawford in a Website Development Workshop which was held in Jamaica from September 2-4, 2014. The workshop which was spearheaded by the Korean National Commission for UNESCO as part of UNESCO’s Bridge Capacity Building Project was jointly organized by the Jamaica National Commission (JNCU). Secretary General of the largest National Commission for UNESCO Mr. Dong-seok MIN of the Korean National Commission told participants that only one-third (1/3) of National Commissions for UNESCO have websites and as such much of UNESCO’s work has not received the recognition and awareness it deserves.

 

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Press Release by the Joint Stakeholders Committee

The implementation of CARIRI & CARPHA’s recommendations continues to be given top priority by the Ministry of Health, Education and its partner stakeholders.  In order to increase transparency and efficiency, the implementation process has been managed by a committee of Joint stakeholders who meet weekly to discuss the progress of remediation works at Basseterre High School (BHS) and vet CARPHA’s and CARIRI’s reports.  CARPHA’s preliminary report dated August 23, 2014 indicated that “the remediation actions were satisfactory” for the recommendations that were implemented, meaning that there was compliance with the recommendations. This allowed for the opening of school on 1st September 2014. 

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Teachers Prepped For Upcoming School Year

Basseterre, St. Kitts, August 26, 2014 (SKNIS): With the 2014-2015 school-year fast approaching, teachers are being equipped with the proper tools to stimulate young minds through annual summer workshops being held. The August 26 to 28 workshops are held every year by the Ministry of Education. This year’s theme is Advancing Education through Standards of Excellence. Education Minister the Hon. Nigel Carty stated that the training of teachers is ongoing and is of top priority to ensure that they are up to speed with current and relevant education practices. He noted that these best practices can be achieved through positivity.

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Laniqua Williams Wins Regional Essay Competition

Basseterre, St. Kitts, August 19, 2014 (SKNIS): Laniqua Williams of the Verchild’s High School stood out from among competitors in the ECLAC Caribbean Essay and Poster Competition to gain top prize in the essay division. The Economic Commission for America and Latin the Caribbean (ECLAC) competitions were geared towards raising awareness on the part of the youth of the Caribbean regarding the sustainable development objectives of Caribbean small island developing states.  Fifteen-year-old Laniqua centred her essay around improving the education system in small island developing states. She suggested that foreign languages, technology and creative fine arts should be promoted in schools.

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Education Ministry Cleaners and PEP Workers to Participate In Summer TrainingSessions

(EMU) – St. Kitts, August 7, 2014: The Ministry of Education has announced that as of Monday August 11 all cleaners employed by the Ministry of Education, including schools, will be involved in a training workshop. The custodians will be required to participate in the training as a means of learning proper cleaning techniques as well as to safeguard their health and that of others using the establishments where they work.

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