Annual Taiwanese Scholarship Ceremony Confers US $100, 000 to the Federation’s Youth

(EMU) – St. Kitts, November 22, 2017: The Embassy of The Republic of China on Taiwan (ROC) donated USD, One Hundred Thousand to the Ministry of Education on Wednesday 22nd November.  “Education is not just the right thing to do but a smart investment, it provides the keys for sustainable development of a country,” asserted Ambassador, His Excellency George Gow Wei Chiou as he addressed the gathering at the Sir Cecil Jacobs Auditorium.   He stated, “We recognize the high potential in the younger generation because no investment in the youth is too late and none is insignificant. Not only are we providing scholarships for students but also supporting the professional development of teachers.”  Ambassador Chiou, who made the donation, announced that his Government strives to maintain great diplomatic relations and this donation is a way of demonstrating that commitment.

Ministry Of Education Launches The Highly Anticipated Education Sector Plan 2017-2021

(EMU) – St. Kitts, November, 20, 2017: Reformation of the Education Sector jumps into action with the launch of the Education Sector Plan.  On the grounds of the Ocean Terrace Inn on Friday, 17th November, the Ministry revealed the plan to all stakeholders within the educational realm in the Federation. The Ministry has been working to develop this plan to guide policy action over the next five years and to align its policies with initiatives such as the OECS Education Sector Strategy.  The Ministry of Education is implementing the 2017–2021 Education Sector Plan under the theme: Education for All: Embracing Change, Securing the Future. The plan builds on its predecessor, the White Paper on Education Development and Policy 2009–2019, and provides a strategic road-map for the Ministry to follow to improve the provision and administration of education over the medium-term plan period.

Minister Richards Presents SKN Slave Route Text: Places of Memory" to Director of the Division for UNESCO World Heritage Sector

(NATCOM)Basseterre, 14 November, 2017: On the fringes of the UNESCO 39th General Conference, Minister Richards presented the St. Kitts-Nevis Slave Route Text, entitled, "Places of Memory" to Mrs. Mechtild Rossler, Director of the Division for UNESCO World Heritage Sector.  “The Places of Memory” Book was officially launched at a ceremony at Government House on Tuesday (May 09) and celebrated as an outstanding “visual documentary” of the history of St. Kitts and Nevis expressed by a citizen of the federation.  The 141 page publication was a collaborative venture between historian, author and researcher Leonard Stapleton and the National Commission for UNESCO and highlights various sites across the federation associated with “The Experiences and Contributions of the Enslaved Africans in St. Kitts and Nevis.”  The book focusses on historical sites and ruins around St Kitts and Nevis where African ancestors achieved outstanding feats in strength; engineering and tenacity which have often gone unheralded.

Rehabilitated Technical Drawing Labotary At The Cayon High School Opened

(EMU) – St. Kitts, November, 15, 2017: With the objective of enhancing learning experiences of students of the Cayon High, a Technical Drawing Laboratory was recently constructed and handed over to the school. This venture was made possible by funding from the Basic Need Trust Fund (BNTF), and the executing agency, the Ministry of Education. In a brief ceremony held at the school on Wednesday 15TH November, Ministry officials, members of staff and students and members of the Cayon Community, witnessed the ceremonious cutting of the ribbon. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister with responsibility for Education et al, Hon Shawn Richards spoke on the significance of collaboration and urged all stakeholders involved to take special care of the new facilities.  

Congratulations To The J. O. Williams Primary, Winners Of The 2017 Department Of Co-Operatives Primary School Quiz

(EMU) – St. Kitts, November, 15, 2017: The Ministries of Education and Agriculture teamed up with The St. Kitts & Nevis National Co-operative League Ltd., to host a Primary School Quiz which culminated last Thursday 9th, November.   After an arduous four-round competition, the top prize was given to the J. O. Williams Primary.  Rondell Williams of the school was also adjudged best student.  The Beach Allen Primary placed second and Cayon Primary was pronounced as the third place winners.   The St. Kitts & Nevis National Co-operative League Ltd, Department of Co-Operatives Primary School Quiz competition brought some of the Federation’s talented and brilliant minds on one platform.  The schools that were competing for bragging rights were, Beach Allen Primary, Cayon Primary, Dr. William Connor Primary, J. O. Williams Primary, Newton Ground Primary and the Sandy Point Primary School. 

Discussions Of Test Of Standards Results Chart The Way Forward To Improve Students’ Performance

Basseterre, St. Kitts, November 09, 2017 (SKNIS): The way forward to ensure quality education was discussed on November 07 during the Annual Test of Standards (TOS) Results Presentation, which gave insight into the national trends concerning academic performance of students between grades three and six.  Student Government Representatives, parents from the Parents Teachers Association (PTA), Principals, Education Officers and Officials from the Ministry of Education all engaged in the lively discussion held in the Ministry of Agriculture’s Conference Room. According to Science and Technology Coordinator in the Curriculum Development Unit (CDU), Olston Strawn, the results showed that “in general, the performance for English continues to be relatively strong. However, there is room for improvement in composition and comprehension.


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