Basseterre, St. Kitts, August 28, 2019 (SKNIS): As education continues to be at the forefront of a modern progressive society, the Ministry of Education is prepared to reshape the way forward for education in St. Kitts and Nevis.
This was stated by the Chief Education Officer within the Ministry of Education, Daryll Lloyd during the opening ceremony of the ministry’s annual summer workshops on Monday, August 26. The workshops are being held under the theme, “Education for all, embracing change, securing the future.”
“This year we take the mantle once again, to improve on our efforts to propel our [students] into a successful St. Kitts and Nevis,” said Mr. Lloyd.
He continued by saying that the Ministry of Education has mapped out a way to align with policies of the OECS Education Sector Strategy (OESS) and other important initiatives as “we endeavor to review our curriculum, thus making it the envy of the region.”
He ended by saying that he is confident that the Ministry of Education is on the right path towards greater student achievement in the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis.
The OESS is the overarching educational strategy of the OECS designed to guide the educational directions and priorities of Member States.
According to the OECS Education Sector Strategy 2012 – 2021, the overarching Goal of education within the sub-region is to contribute to the socio-economic advancement of the OECS through a quality education system that enables learners of all ages to reach their true potential.
It strives to achieve this through the seven strategic imperatives which are: improve the quality and accountability of leadership and management; improve teachers’ professional development; improve the quality of teaching and learning; increase access to quality Early Childhood Development services; provide opportunities for Technical and Vocational Education and Training for all learners; increase access to and relevance of tertiary and continuing education.