Graduands receive thoughtful contributionfrom Delta Petroleum

(EMU) – St. Kitts, June 14, 2016: Besides achieving this major milestone the graduating class of 2016 has yet another reason to rejoice, as the regional gasoline and diesel company, Delta Petroleum has made a gracious contribution to them. During a small handing over ceremony, representatives from Delta Petroleum, Regional General Manager, Mr. Bevis Sylvester and Island Manager, Mr. Robert Liburd handed over the monetary contributions to Education Minister, Hon. Shawn Richards and Chief Education Officer, Dr. Tricia Esdaille.  The contribution totalling ECD $14,250.00 was divided amongst all public sector schools to aid in their graduation ceremony(s), from Pre-school thru Secondary schools across St. Kitts.  An undisclosed amount for the sister island Nevis, would be distributed at a later date. 

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Teaching Community poised to expand by 40 pending successful completion of the Pre-Service Training Course.

(EMU) – St. Kitts, June 13, 2016: The Pre-Service Training Course, formerly known as the Teacher’s Induction Course was officially launched on Monday June 13th at the Multipurpose Classroom of the Clarence Fitzroy Bryant College.   Under the theme; ‘Today’s Vision, Tomorrow’s Reality, Looking to the Future,’ the 2016 training course is aimed at preparing prospective teachers with the skills and strategies necessary for the teaching profession.  From a selection pool of eighty-plus applicants the Ministry of Education selected approximately forty individuals to commence this journey.  Speaking on behalf of the Ministry, Mr. Darryl Lloyd, Deputy Chief Education Officer stated, “Today we have close to forty persons who have advanced; after this week of induction course, they would be sitting a literacy and numeracy test, on Monday and Tuesday. 

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SKN Accreditation Board receives opportune boost with Training Workshop

(EMU) – St. Kitts, May 31, 2016:  “A concise and comprehensive scope workshop in design, this workshop looks to ensure that the accreditation process is more rigorous than it has ever been, and more importantly, a vigilant quality assurance system and body,” statement made by Dr. Ruby Alleyne, Facilitator of the St. Kitts and Nevis Accreditation Board Training Session, at the opening ceremony, held recently.  As an educator all her life, having taught at both undergraduate and graduate levels, Dr. Ruby Alleyne is the Vice President of Quality Assurance and Institutional Effectiveness at the University of Trinidad and Tobago.  Dr. Alleyne briefly discussed the importance of accreditation and commended the St. Kitts and Nevis Accreditation Board for always seeking out advancements and continuous upgrading and development, so the Federation can be at the same standard as international bodies. 

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Cotton Thomas Comprehensive School; Splash into Reading

(EMU) – St. Kitts, May 23, 2016:  Encompassing the vision of the Cotton Thomas Comprehensive School, which is to promote academic and social learning, the school’s reading week 2016 climaxed on Friday 20th May, with a march through the streets of Basseterre. Students, staff, parents and well wishers came together to promote the importance of developing the skill of reading, among special needs students, under the theme; ‘Splash into Reading’.  From 17-20 May the students of The Cotton Thomas Comprehensive School participated in a week of activities that showcased their talents and most importantly the significance of reading. The third annual reading week saw the creativity and talent of students at every tier of the school.  Namely; early infants, visually impaired, pre-readiness and readiness as well as the vocational students.  The resourcefulness of the students this year was driven by the theme of fairytales. 

 

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Non-Profit Association (S.P.B.S) Donates State of the Art Intercom System to the C.E.M. S. S

(EMU) – St. Kitts, May 17, 2016:  The United States based alumni association, Sandy Point Benevolent Society (S.P.B.S), of the Charles E. Mills Secondary School (C.E.M.S.S), has once again demonstrated its unwavering support to educational institutions within the Federation.  The Charles E. Mills Secondary School previously known as the Sandy Point High School is now the recipient of a new state of the art intercom system. The most recent beneficiaries of the group’s generosity sought to express their gratitude in a multitude of ways by extending tributes in song, dance and poetry at the handing over ceremony on Friday 13th May. Principal, Mrs. Carla Diamond, while conveying her appreciation as well as that of the staff and students of the C.E.M.S.S, announced that, “Without hesitation, the S.P.B.S Association rose to the occasion and put mechanisms in place to ensure the safety and security of staff and students alike, when they purchased, paid to ship and install an intercom system for the school.” 

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SKN Officials Hold Key Positions Within UNESCO Governing Bodies

(NATCOM) - Basseterre, 11th May, 2016: The Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis’ diligence at the UN specialized agency, UNESCO, seems to be paying off with the installment of two of its representatives as holders of key positions.  On the fringes of the 199th Executive Board held at UNESCO in Paris mid-April, the Federation’s Ambassador and Permanent Delegate to UNESCO, Dr. David P. Doyle, was confirmed as Chairman of the UNESCO Commonwealth Group, whilst Secretary General of the National Commission, Mr. Antonio Maynard, was elected Deputy Chairman of the UNESCO Finance and Administrative Commission (FA).   Both positions carry incredible scope for the advancement of critical issues pertaining to the advancement of the Federation’s UNESCO’s priority areas. St. Kitts and Nevis is active on the ground at UNESCO, via its permanent presence under Ambassador Doyle, and frequent interventions on the Executive Board by Mr. Maynard.

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