Dr. Neva Pemberton, Chief of Education Planning

The St. Kitts and Nevis Ministry of Education will launch its new Education Sector Plan on November 17.

The theme of the launch is “education for All: Embracing Change, Securing the Future”.

The aim of the new plan is to revolutionise the teaching and learning landscape, ensuring that all stakeholders are equipped to deliver the highest quality of education to students of all ages.

The Chief of Education Planning, Dr. Neva Pemberton, has confirmed that the plan is a “road map for action over the next five years, and will guide investments in the sector and a lot of our development activities.”

Dr. Pemberton has said that there is both a regional and global focus on students’ success in the education sector, noting that the Ministry of Education is looking at the learning curriculum to ensure St. Kitts and Nevis are developing students’ competencies necessary to be successful.

The Ministry will also be addressing how students are assessed, to ensure their competitiveness on a global stage.

There are three major policy goals being worked towards, according to the Ministry.

There is a drive to improve equitable access to education at all levels for everyone. Team Unity came under fire from the St. Kitts and Nevis Labour Party earlier this year for their SAFE school program – introduced to provide more reasonable access to education for disadvantaged students.

The Ministry will look to improve the quality and relevance of education with the specific focus of improving learning outcomes of students, and enhancing governance and management practices to make the sector more efficient and effective in its operations.

“We really want to make sure that all of our learners are doing the best that they possible can in attaining success,” said Dr. Pemberton.