Nisbett Discusses Education with St. James Youth

Nisbett is scheduled to run as the NRP candidate in Island Assembly elections that are expected to take place in January 2013. He will be running against first term incumbent Alexis Jeffers of the opposition Concerned Citizens Movement, CCM.

Another issue that occupied the agenda for the deliberations was Youth Entrepreneurship, as Nisbett, who is currently a member of federal parliament, (representing both St. James and St. Thomas parishes), encouraged young people to come forth and bring their business ideas. He also commented on the opportunities that are available for young people to receive financial aid and skills through such agencies as Creativity for Empowerment and Business Opportunity (CEBO) and the Small Enterprise Development Unit (SEDU).

But on the matter of education Nisbett noted the role that the Nevis Reformation Party (NRP)-led Nevis Island Administration has played in promoting university education among young Nevisians. Nisbett said the NIA always impressed on the youth the importance of education, encouraged them to pursue tertiary education and given financial assistance to those who qualify.

Mr. Nisbett also noted the Administration’s policy of allowing all persons who had previously been denied regular public school education. He said the present NRP-led Administration has sanctioned teenaged mothers returning to school, so they could continue their education, and the government has also allowed Rastafarian children to attend school without head-wear.

Other issues discussed were career choices, renewable energy and development for the St. James community.

“The young people are our future, and I believe it is very important that we understand their needs, so that we as a community and a government can implement programs to fulfill those needs,” said Nisbett, who is also the current Attorney General in the Federal government of St. Kitts and Nevis.



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