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Winner of Local 2015 Courts Reading Competition Will Contend At Regionals In Dominica 2016

(EMU) – St. Kitts, October, 2015: Senior Education Officer and local coordinator of the Courts OECS Reading Competition Mrs. Debbie Isaac has announced that winner of the   St. Kitts-Nevis finals Hrishikesh (Rickykeesh) Srinisvashan (Rinishvashan) of the Maude Crosse Preparatory School on Nevis will be heading to Dominica by early February 2016 for the Regional Finals.  The follow up event which usually takes place shortly after the local finals is set to be held in Dominica as the last winner came from that location. However Courts is standing in support of Dominica due to the recent flooding has opted to allow more time to organize the event.

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CANQATE Conference Theme Relevant To Federation’s Quality Assurance Goals

Basseterre, St. Kitts, October 08, 2015 (SKNIS): "Quality Assurance and Socioeconomic Development in a Global Environment: Regional and International Perspectives", which is the theme for this year's 12thAnnual Conference of the Caribbean Area Network for Quality Assurance in Tertiary Education (CANQATE), is a theme which is regarded as relevant to the Federation.  Speaking at the preconference held at the Marriot Beach Resort on October 07, Minister of Education Honorable Shawn Richards, stated that evidence of this can be seen in the growth of tertiary higher education institutions over the past 16 years since the Accreditation Act was enacted. He added that St. Kitts and Nevis has the largest number of offshore tertiary education schools in the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS).

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CANQATE Conferences Change The Face Of Higher Level Education

Basseterre, St. Kitts, October 08, 2015 (SKNIS): Minister of Education Honourable Shawn Richards has recently stated that CANQATE conferences have changed the field of tertiary education quality assurance and will continue to do so in upcoming conferences.  "Before CANQATE conferences, tertiary level education was delivered mainly face to face to those who could afford to enter universities and colleges," said Minister Richards, while reflecting on the changes that have taken place in the landscape of tertiary level education since the first CANQATE conference.  "Since then there has been an exponential growth in the different types of tertiary level providers," said Minister Richards. "The use of ICT (Information and Communications Technology) and social media have broken all barriers and borders for the delivery of tertiary level education."

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CANQATE Helps Students In Search Of Quality Education

Basseterre, St. Kitts, October 07, 2015 (SKNIS): Capacity building is the order of the day for CANQATE in providing quality assurance in tertiary education and educational institutions and prospective students are benefiting as a result.  When picking a tertiary level institution, it is highly recommended that future students select a college or university that is accredited," says St. Kitts and Nevis Accreditation Board Chairperson Dr. Robertine Chaderton. In order to ensure this, activities were held for students as part of the 12th annual CANQATE conference held in St. Kitts and Nevis.

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Felix Dexter Foundation Announces Plans To Build Theatre in St. Kitts

(EMU) – St. Kitts, October 1, 2015: A well known, deceased St. Kitts born comedian Felix Dexter is continuing to make his mark on the Federation as his organization recently made a donation of clothing to the Cardin Home and is making plans to start construction on a theatre over the coming months by way of the Felix Dexter Foundation.  Dexter, who left the Federation in 1968, was very concerned about assisting the disadvantaged youth of St. Kitts and Nevis and as such is leaving a legacy that is helping to shape the arts for future actors and entertainers. According to Mr. Geoff Schumann of the Dexter Foundation, who handed the donation of two barrels to the Cardin Home, this was the beginning of the Foundation’s long term aim to finance the construction of the Dexter Felix Theatre locally.

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Students Prepare For Courts Reading Competition Finals

(EMU) – St. Kitts, October 1, 2015: The most skilled 8-9 year old readers in the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis are preparing for the local Courts Competition Final which takes place at the St. Kitts Marriott on Friday October 2nd at 9am.  Local Coordinator and Senior Education Officer Mrs. Debbie Isaac says five winners from five zones in St. Kitts and Nevis will participate in the competition. Zonal competitions included the Basseterre Zone, East Zone, West Zone, Private Zone and Nevis Zone. The winner of tomorrow’s Competition will represent St. Kitts and Nevis in Dominica where the OECS finals would be held this year.On the day of the competition, the participants would be in a holding area and a preparation area. No parent or teacher is allowed in these two areas. They would be given five minutes to read and get familiar with the story or narrative piece. A news item would also be given to participants.Some of the rules of the competition are that participants will be selected randomly through a number system; participants are not allowed in the room with the present reader and talking is not allowed while the participant is reading.

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