Ministry of Education

St. Christopher (St.Kitts) and Nevis

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St. Kitts Nevis National Commission For UNESCO Officially Launches New Website

(NATCOM) – St. Kitts, December 11, 2014: The St. Kitts Nevis National Commission for UNESCO has another significant avenue to highlight its projects and programmes with the launch of its official website www.sknunesco.com. According to Secretary General of the National Commission for UNESCO Mr. Antonio Maynard, the Federation has benefitted greatly from UNESCO’s projects and programmes that having a website which would document its activities was long overdue. The secretary General stated that it was important during the construction phase to include activities past and present to ensure that persons ranging from school students, to researchers civil society, NGO’s and even the private sector would be able to benefit from the invaluable resource.

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Permanent Secretary of Education Excited about Prospect of Strategy Implementation Following Caribbean Leadership Project

(EMU) – St. Kitts, December 2, 2014: Permanent Secretary of Education and Information Mrs. Ionie Liburd Willett is anticipating great results from having participated in the third cohort of the Caribbean Leadership Project (CLP) over the course of the past seven months.  According to Mrs. Willett who is presently participating in Trinidad, the project is designed to strategically strengthen the next generation of Caribbean leaders to contribute more effectively to regional integration and economic growth. 

“I have a set of practical strategies that I can use when I am relating to persons or communicating with them. It has helped me in my work relationships, personal relationships. I learnt some really great strategies. I like facing the tiger. I like the 110% listening. Explained Mrs. Willett as she revealed how the programme has empowered her.

Also in this third cohort of the project which has run for seven years so far, are Mr. Ashton Stanley Permanent Secretary of Agriculture and Permanent Secretary of Public Works, Mr. Lenrick Lake.

 

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Special Interest Groups Feature at UNESCO Launch of Youth for Human Rights Awareness Project

NATCOM (SKN) - Basseterre: November 24, 2014: Outstanding at the launch of the UNESCO Youth for Human Rights Awareness Project was the fact that youth from all strata of society attended to represent their various groups and interests, boding well for the future development of the project. Representatives of the Rastafarian Community, legal profession, persons with disabilities as well as the Hispanic, African and Guyanese communities were just some of the young persons attending the event on Thursday November 20 and presenting their concerns and hopes for the future of the Youth for Human Rights Agenda.. Highlighted at the event was the fact that Human Rights are often taken for granted and in many cases are not even known by individuals.

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UNESCO National Commission Says Youth to Chart the Course in Launching Youth for Human Rights Project in SKN

NATCOM (SKN) - Basseterre: November 17, 2014: Youth in St. Kitts are at the helm in organizing the launch of the Youth for Human Rights Awareness Project in St Kitts and Nevis which is being funded by UNESCO.Secretary General of the National Commission for UNESCO Antonio Maynard said the organizing committee comprises youth who have demonstrated their passion for the advancement of themselves and other young people in the Federation.
According to the Secretary General, plans are well underway for the activity which will be held on Thursday November 20th.
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BHS And WAHS Stakeholders Agree On Terms And Conditions Of Shift system

(EMU) – St. Kitts, November 13, 2014: The Ministry of Education has announced that stakeholders of the Basseterre High and Washington Archibald High Schools have agreed to the Ministry’s proposed terms and conditions in relation to a shift system which will be implemented at the Washington Archibald High come Monday.The students will attend school in two shifts the first being 8:00am to 1:15pm for Washington Archibald High School and the second being 1:30 to 5:45pm for Basseterre High School. Additionally those students who do not have transportation will be taken home by Bus on a daily basis.

The agreement came after much discussion and input from various stakeholders concerning the new, yet necessary arrangement as efforts continue to address outstanding issues and return the Basseterre High School Campus to normalcy. The proposal from the Ministry included the details of the allocation of specialist rooms, accessibility to school premises and transportation. Suggestions were also made about utilizing space at AVEC and other surrounding buildings to ensure that children get home before dark.

Minister of Education Hon Nigel Carty said the Ministry’s focus continues to be to ensure that students are in a safe environment which is conducive to learning. The shift system will begin on Monday November 17.

Arbitration Panel Gives Ruling On The Way Forward Re: Ongoing Health & Safety Issues at Basseterre High School

An Arbitration Panel established to address the growing health and safety concerns at the Basseterre High School (BHS) has ordered the immediate relocation of the students and staff of that institution. The Panel has also called for the immediate implementation of a shift system and facility-sharing arrangement with the Washington Archibald High School (WAHS) while every effort is made to identify and correct - once and for all - the problems that could be responsible for the symptoms being experienced by teachers and staff at the BHS.

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