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Address by the Hon. Shawn Richards, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Education

 Address by the Hon. Shawn Richards, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Education on the performance of students in our schools and colleges in the May-June 2015 Regional Examinations set by the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) and Test of Standards Delivered on Tuesday August 25th, 2015

It is with a sense of pride that I bring to you, for the first time, the Minister of Education’s National Report on the performance of students in the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE), the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) and the Caribbean Certificate of Secondary Level Competence (CCSLC), all offered by the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC). I will also share with you insights from the Test of Standards sat by children in the primary grades 3 to 6.

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MOE Ensures Optimal Cleanliness Of School Bathrooms

Basseterre, St. Kitts, July 16, 2015 (SKNIS): This week the Ministry of Education has been facilitating training sessions for janitors and cleaners from all schools with special emphasis on bathroom care to maintain a healthy and learning friendly environment.  During the sessions, held from July 14 to 16, the custodians were exposed to advanced cleaning techniques, basic maintenance activities and reporting procedures.  The activity highlighted the use of best methods and cleaning agents to sanitise bathrooms and faucet areas, as well as promoting best practices in all institutions.  The general objectives of the sessions were to provide tips for effectively cleaning the bathrooms, provide guidelines for using cleaning chemicals and impress on them the importance of safe attire in the performance of their duties.  These training sessions were held at the Cayon, Sandy Point and Beach Allen Primary School.


It’s All About Education: Why Summer Vacation Should Be Just That

Lauri Lee, GoLocalProv Education Expert - Wednesday, July 01, 2015: Do you remember summer vacation when you were young? Take a moment to think about how you spent your time. Did you play outside? Swim in the pool? Build forts in the woods? Hang out at the beach with your friends? Try out a job you loved (or hated)? Read classic novels, comic books? See movies that inspired you? Go camping with your family?  These days, many kids spend the summer doing academic work, with math skills workbooks and reading lists designed to prevent the “brain-drain” that can accompany two months out of school. Some kids go for tutoring or summer school, either for remedial purposes or in hopes of getting some class requirements out of the way.

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Republic of Korea Presents Valuable Hospitality Equipment to Federation’s High Schools

(EMU) – St. Kitts, June 4, 2015: Hospitality and Home Economics kitchens among secondary schools in the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis will have a brand new appearance after installing new equipment received courtesy of the Government of the Republic of South Korea. The Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Secretariat was the facilitating agency of this donation on the local end. According to its Principal Officer Mr. Glenville Edwards, the Hospitality Development Project was birthed out of a desire by the Asian nation to give a substantial gift in the area of education. “After much consultation we recognized that the best way forward was in the field of hospitality and as such spoke with heads of departments and teachers to deem how best we could utilize the grant fund of US $100, 000,” Mr. Edwards stated.

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Spectacular Views Magazine Author Expresses Gratitude For Rave Reviews

(EMU) – St. Kitts, June 4, 2015: “Do you know the rich history behind the Bath Hotel and the Thermal Springs in Nevis? What about the story behind the Sand Box Tree? The sayings in island wisdom will astound you at the unique way in which enslaved Africans had to express themselves and the struggles of everyday life. ”This exciting and entreating enticement to open the pages of Spectacular Views magazine came from Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Mrs. Ionie Liburd Willett as she brought congratulations to Mr. Leonard Stapleton Author of the magazine at its launch. The permanent secretary also revealed that the magazine possesses the essentials of rich local history, culture, lifestyles, art, customs, and architecture. “It provides information about prime attractions and scenic natural highlights in the Federation,” Mrs. Willett added. 

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Education Minister Addresses Issues In Education With Ministry Staff

.(EMU) – St. Kitts, May 28, 2014:  Strengthening Curriculum Development, Technical and Vocational Education, Inter-Ministerial Communication, and Project Strong were among topics reviewed at a meeting of top education officials on Wednesday (May 27).Minister of Education Hon. Shawn Richards chaired the meeting held at the Stanford Building, and called on Education Officers and other ministry officials to remember what their objective is.“Most of you have been working in education for quite a number of years. You are here to give support to the children of the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis. Your commitment is to the children who you are being paid to serve,” the minister emphasized

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