Ministry of Education

St. Christopher (St.Kitts) and Nevis

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Ministry Of Education States No Tolerance To Violence Policy

(EMU) – St. Kitts, March 22, 2015: In light of the most recent acts of violence which have gained momentum in the media, the Ministry of Education has reaffirmed its zero tolerance policy toward violence in its schools.  The Ministry of Education is working assiduously to ensure safe violence-free schools for its students and staff members.  Programmes such as Project Purple, Child Friendly Schools (CFS) and TAPS are just a few of the initiatives that have helped to keep violence in the Federation's schools at a minimum. 

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UNESCO Team Pleased With TVET Policy Progress

Basseterre, St. Kitts, March 16, 2015 (SKNIS): A UNESCO team has reported that they are pleased with what has been accomplished with the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Policy. The duo included Associate Evaluation Specialist Ekaterina Sediakina and Senior Consultant/Managing Partner Bert-Jan Buiskool.    During their recent visit to the Federation, they explained that UNESCO is doing an evaluation of organisations working under the TVET policy world-wide and has selected St. Kitts and Nevis as the country being looked at in the Caribbean.  

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Education Minister Meets With Heads Of Schools

Basseterre, St. Kitts, March 12, 2015 (EMU): Principals and Deputy Principals of schools throughout St. Kitts were addressed by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Education Hon. Shawn Richards at a meeting earlier this week. This special meeting was conducted with a view to familiarizing Minister Richards further with personnel of the expansive Ministry of Education and to have him express his government’s intentions as a new administration. Commenting on the fact that the new government would naturally seek to implement some policy changes, the minister said he was depending on the officials to assist.

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George Moody Stuart Wins Three in a Row

For the third time in consecutive years, the George Moody Stuart School emerged as champion of the “Know Your Country” Primary Schools Quiz.  The Annual Quiz, one of the signature activities of the History and Heritage Month (February-March), is based upon the Social Studies syllabus for Primary Schools in St. Kitts and Nevis. Seventeen schools commenced the first phase from which eight schools advanced to the Semi Final. In the Final, held on Tuesday 3 March at the Anglican Church Hall in Basseterre, the two-member teams from the five finalists contested the championship shield by fielding questions on the geography, history, civics and culture/sports of  St. Kitts and Nevis, as well as on Caribbean affairs.

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UNESCO Workshop Supports Youth for Human Rights Education In Schools

(NATCOM) – St. Kitts, March 06, 2015: A partnership between the National Commission for UNESCO, the Department of Youth in the Ministry of Education, Youth, Sports and Culture and the global advocacy group Youth For Human Rights International (YHRI) got off to a promising start with the training of local teachers who will train students in Human Rights Awareness.   According to Secretary General of the National Commission for UNESCO, Antonio Maynard, the activity which follows closely on the heels of the project launch in January, signals the urgency with which Human Rights Awareness Training among the Federation’s youth will be implemented.

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BHS Launches Interact Club – A Rotary Service Programme

(EMU) – St. Kitts, February 26, 2015: Education officials are expecting tremendous dividends to accrue from the Basseterre High School’s launch of the Interact Club – one of the fastest growing Rotary Service Programmes. In a brief address at the launching ceremony on Saturday, Principal Carlene Morton said the school, in keeping with its motto ‘Principia Non Homines’ (‘Principles Not Men’), is always impressed with initiatives such as the Interact Club which emphasize the holistic development of youth, promoting virtues such as empathy, altruism, tolerance, respect and integrity.” 

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