This was one of the main items on the agenda when Minister of Education Nigel Carty recently met with top officials from the various departments of the Ministry to “firm up” plans for key sector projects on the agenda early this year.
A press release issued by the St. Kitts Nevis Information Service (SKNIS), a televised open forum panel discussion – to be held on ZIZ Television every month beginning in March – which will feature burning issues in education will be held. However, there will be no discussion during the month of May as other activities are planned for Education week.
Other topics addressed at the meeting were an upcoming student’s council’s workshop which will be held in Nevis; A mathematics Olympiad; the development of the early childhood sector; as well as a proposed career path for teachers.
Also on the agenda were the project to provide laptops to high school students, on-going capital projects and schools refurbishment.
Updates on plans for Education week slated for May 1-7 were also given by Education Planner Quinton Morton.
Chairperson of the monthly meeting and Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education Osmond Petty also introduced Dr. Neva Pemberton, new Education Planner for the island of Nevis to the group.
Mr. Petty reminded SKNIS that all discussions and activities in the Education Sector are conducted in keeping with the policies outlined in the Education White Paper.
(Parts of this article were written with content submitted in a SKNIS press release)