The new school year comes on the heels of what Ministry of Education officials described as an outstanding performance by secondary school students in the CXC overseas examinations.
As part of the efforts to improve performance standards, Education officials have already taken steps to introduce new measures that they hope would produce better results especially amongst male students, starting at the primary school level.
This new policy is to see, for the first time, the introduction of single sex education in selected schools on St. Kitts. This would mean that separate classes will be organized for male and female students.
An earlier government release had confirmed that a number of government schools have been selected for the pilot phase of the project.
The release indicated that Government is concerned about the disparity between boys and girls, thus they believe that this new format would provide a better strategy to educate the boys, as well the girls, in an environment that would give them the best chance of maximizing their fullest potential to learn and develop into the most productive citizens that they can become.
The program will begin with Grade Three students, eventually moving into the Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Grade.