2015 State Scholar And Runners Up Announced

(EMU) – St. Kitts, November 30, 2015: National Examinations Registrar Solomon Claxton has released the Caribbean Examination Council’s (CXC) Scholarship Rank Order Listing for St. Kitts and Nevis. The listing is based on candidates’ performance on the 2014 and 2015 Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE). Candidates are ranked by the highest number of Grade 1 passes obtained in seven qualifying units and then other criteria in the event of a tie. The rank order is as follows:

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Minister Richards Announces Opportunities for Higher Learning

(EMU) – St. Kitts, November 26, 2015:  Education Minister Hon. Shawn Richards has announced that opportunities abound for interested nationals of the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis to further their studies or receive training at the expense of friendly governments. Scholarships ranging in length from 2 weeks to 4 years are available.  Minister Richards advised that in the case of the civilian Training Programme Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC) for example, some ten opportunities are available in a number of fields now critical to national development.  Environment  and Renewable Energy Courses;  Fisheries Technology and other technical courses; Specialized courses such as National Crime Records, Research and Information Systems and Entrepreneurship; as well as Telecommunications and Accounting and Finance courses are among those that are available by way of scholarship.

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Footballs and Equipment for the Children

(EMU) – St. Kitts, November, 16, 2015: The Early Childhood Development Unit is once again in receipt of donations from the St. Kitts and Nevis Football Association (SKNFA).  In partnership with the St. Kitts and Nevis Football Association (SKNFA), The International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) and Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) have donated footballs and equipment to Government Pre-Schools to aid in the playing and development of the sport.  Mr. Dexter Tyrell, Manager at the SKNFA, chaired the ceremony which was held on Friday 13th November.  Technical Director of SKNFA, Mr. Lenny Lake presented the donation to Ms. Andrea Liddie, Resource Teacher at the Early Childhood Development Unit.

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Cayon Primary Wraps Up its Reading Week

(EMU) – St. Kitts, November, 13, 2015:“Open the Door Read and Explore,” was the theme for Cayon Primary School’s reading week 2015. From 9th – 13th November, teachers and students at the school participated and competed in various activities.  For the teachers, this came in the form of a door competition.  Teachers decorated their respective classroom doors to depict a story book cover.  The students, had the opportunity, with the aid of their teachers to create a classroom library for their own use during free periods which it is hoped would also help increase their passion for reading.  Throughout the week the students also competed in a reading competition as well as a spelling bee completion, which was held in memory of past educator, and Education Officer, Ms.Vaple Burt.

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UNESCO National Commission &The Ripple Institute Host Single Fathers Seminar

(EMU) – St. Kitts, November, 13, 2015:The UNESCO National Commission in collaboration with the Ripple Institute SKN, hosted a ‘Single Fathers’ seminar this past Wednesday 11th November.  The seminar was held under the theme, “Rights and Responsibilities of Fathers.”  The Seminar was conceptualized and developed jointly by both partners and is geared towards empowering single fathers and equipping them with the knowledge and skills needed in their role.  The focus would be on educational programs as it highlights the rights and responsibilities of a single parent, more specifically fathers. During his opening remarks, Committee member, Mr. Chesil Hamilton stated that the cry for knowledge came from the fathers themselves.

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Minister Richards Addresses 38th Session of UNESCO General Conference

(EMU) – St. Kitts, November 11, 2015: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Education Hon Shawn Richards has complimented UNESCO on the attainment of 70 Years. Additionally, Minister Richards, while addressing the 38th Session of the UNESCO General Conference thanked the organization for its assistance and commitment to the Federation of St. Christopher and Nevis especially with regard to Education, Human Science, Information Society and Culture.  Minister Richards who led a delegation including Secretary General of the National Commission for UNESCO, Mr Antonio Maynard to the Conference was expressive in his appeal for continued cooperation in light of the emerging crises arising from economic, environmental and sovereign state challenges which continue to have an adverse impact on the quality of life of citizens.

“By any measure, UNESCO has successfully weathered the impact of these storms over the years in delivering its mandate to its member states, especially as it relates to Education for All and at All Levels,” Stated Minister Richards.

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