Richards and OECS colleagues talk education

MyVueNews Staff-writer

Shawn Richards (5th from left) stand with OECS education colleagues.

Basseterre, St. Kitts, 1st March, 2018 ( – St. Kitts and Nevis’ Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Education Shawn Richards discussed matters on the strengthening of education in the OECS during the 3rd Council of Ministers of Education in the OECS.

Among the matters discussed on Wednesday, 28th February, were the strengthening multilingualism through the OECS Language Assistant Project School Exchanges; UNICEF support in the OECS; UNESCO’s new vision for Integrating Technical and Vocational Training in the Education System; the Caribbean Development Bank’s Regional Framework for Action for Mathematics Education, (FAME) and the New Education and Training Policy and Strategy.

Also discussed were partnerships with regional and international partners that assist in the development agenda of the OECS, as well as the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) post disaster response to education.

Held under the theme, Access and Equity, the Martinique hosted meeting was held to “harness innovative ideas to contribute to the development of education in the Caribbean”.

Also participating in the meeting are the Ministers of Education from Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Grenada, and Montserrat. Other delegates include the Minister of Social Development of the British Virgin Islands, the Executive Counsellor in charge of Education in Martinique and Dr. Didacus Jules, the Director General of the OECS.


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