Ministry of Education

St. Christopher (St.Kitts) and Nevis

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Teachers Prepped For Upcoming School Year

Basseterre, St. Kitts, August 26, 2014 (SKNIS): With the 2014-2015 school-year fast approaching, teachers are being equipped with the proper tools to stimulate young minds through annual summer workshops being held. The August 26 to 28 workshops are held every year by the Ministry of Education. This year’s theme is Advancing Education through Standards of Excellence. Education Minister the Hon. Nigel Carty stated that the training of teachers is ongoing and is of top priority to ensure that they are up to speed with current and relevant education practices. He noted that these best practices can be achieved through positivity.

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Laniqua Williams Wins Regional Essay Competition

Basseterre, St. Kitts, August 19, 2014 (SKNIS): Laniqua Williams of the Verchild’s High School stood out from among competitors in the ECLAC Caribbean Essay and Poster Competition to gain top prize in the essay division. The Economic Commission for America and Latin the Caribbean (ECLAC) competitions were geared towards raising awareness on the part of the youth of the Caribbean regarding the sustainable development objectives of Caribbean small island developing states.  Fifteen-year-old Laniqua centred her essay around improving the education system in small island developing states. She suggested that foreign languages, technology and creative fine arts should be promoted in schools.

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Students Reach for Their Goals

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Basseterre, St. Kitts, August 20, 2014 (SKNIS): The Recognising Everyone’s Ability to Climb Higher (REACH) series of meetings were initiated yesterday (August 19) for persons leaving school who are seeking employment. This aspect of the program dubbed TOPS (Training for Optimal Performance of School-leavers) is designed to advance the vocational and professional skills of school-leavers in preparation for employment. It is expected to enhance human resource capacity to meet local, regional and international labour market needs.

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Education Ministry Cleaners and PEP Workers to Participate In Summer TrainingSessions

(EMU) – St. Kitts, August 7, 2014: The Ministry of Education has announced that as of Monday August 11 all cleaners employed by the Ministry of Education, including schools, will be involved in a training workshop. The custodians will be required to participate in the training as a means of learning proper cleaning techniques as well as to safeguard their health and that of others using the establishments where they work.

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CXC Results Online 2014

1517544 10152276409338150 915794734 nCandidates who wrote the May-June sitting of the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) examinations will soon be able to access their results online. Results will be available from 8:00pm on Sunday August 10 for CAPE, Tuesday August 12 for CSEC and Thursday August 14 for CCSLC.  Note that, CXC reserves the right to adjust the release times as they have done in the past. Candidates will need to go the website ors.cxc.org/studentportal and enter their centre number which is the first six digits of their candidate or registration number.  Other information required is last name, date of birth in the format DD/MM/YYYY and the period which would be either 2014 CAPE, 2014 June CSEC or 2014 CCSLC. 

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CARPHA REPORT - BASSETERRE HIGH SCHOOL

 

PRESS RELEASE     15 July 2014

Today the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Education publish the findings of the Caribbean Public Health Agency
(CARPHA) on the Basseterre High School (BHS) of St Kitts and Nevis. The report, which encapsulates all previous reports, concludes that they can find no causal link between the reported medical symptoms of some teachers and pupils and the school building or neighbouring environment. The report states: “Based on the findings from the variety of sources used it remains difficult to identify a single cause for the health symptoms experienced by students and staff at the school.”

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