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Education

Investment in education is an investment in the future of the citizens of the Caribbean Community as well as the Community. At the CARICOM Secretariat, the Education sub-programme[1] seeks to articulate and harmonise policies and programmes throughout the Community so that the people of the Community can be equipped with the necessary knowledge, skills and attitudes  to enjoy a better quality of life,  contribute to the development of  the Region and to compete in the global environment.

 

The Community has made significant strides in the post-independence era and in particular, in the past two decades.  All CARICOM Member States, with the exception of Haiti, have achieved universal access to primary education and many are close to... Read more

CDB Approves USD24.1 mn Education Project in Saint Lucia

Posted: 18 October 2016 - Regional News
The Board of Directors of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has approved USD23.4 million (mn) in financing for a project, which aims to strengthen Saint Lucia’s education system to better
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Guyana Education Minister expresses support for HRD Consultations

Posted: 17 October 2016 - Press Releases
The Guyana Minister of Education Hon. Rupert Roopnaraine has expressed the support of his Ministry and the Guyana Government for the national consultations on Human Resources Development that were
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HRD Consultations to kick off Monday in Guyana

Posted: 15 October 2016 - Press Releases
The CARICOM Secretariat along with the Human Resource Development Commission will be hosting a series of national consultations across the Region in its quest to develop a
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CAPE performance remains consistent in 2016

Posted: 23 August 2016 - Regional News
Performance in the 2016 Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) remained consistent with that of the past five years. Approximately 90 per cent of the entries achieved Grades I-V, which are
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Towards a new policy to shape the future of education in the Caribbean

Posted: 08 August 2016 - Regional News
When the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) launches its new Education and Training Policy and Strategy later in 2016, it will have had the input of some of the Caribbean Region’s key
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CXC Launching CAPE Green Engineering Syllabus

Posted: 28 July 2016 - Regional News
The Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) will launch its latest New Generation Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) subject, Green Engineering, on Thursday 28 July in Guyana. The launch
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Eight Receive Cuban Scholarships To pursue Tertiary Education

Posted: 07 July 2016 - Regional News
Basseterre, St. Kitts, July 5, 2016 (SKNIS) - As the Government of St. Kitts and Nevis continues to make strides in promoting human development through education, it has once again partnered with the
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Guyana gets greenlight to award Caribbean Vocational Qualifications

Posted: 07 June 2016 - Regional News
Guyana has been given the green light to award the Caribbean Vocational Qualifications or CVQs, as they are commonly called, in Technical Vocation Education Training (TVET). Deputy Chief
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Caribbean Certificate will soon be offered at TVET institutions

Posted: 25 May 2016 - Regional News
Technical Vocational and Education Training (TVET) institutes will soon be offering the Caribbean Vocational Qualifications (CVQ) Certificate. This was disclosed by Chief Education Officer,
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The Rubik’s cube of the Caribbean public education system: Addressing the challenges of the public education system through combined action

Posted: 23 May 2016 - Regional News
The very good news for Caribbean education is that the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Council for Human and Social Development (COHSOD) has agreed that 2016 is the time to craft a Regional Strategic
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CXC to complete e-test phase in by 2018

Posted: 20 May 2016 - Regional News
The Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) has announced that it will be introducing electronic testing (e-testing) in January 2017 beginning with Caribbean Secondary Education Certification (CSEC)
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CDB provides funds for major education project in Suriname

Posted: 14 April 2016 - Regional News
Suriname, Apr 13, CMC – The Barbados-based Caribbean Development Bank is providing (US$21.9 million to Suriname to support the Dutch-speaking Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country’s
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CXC launches gaming and animation syllabus at KingstOOn

Posted: 18 March 2016 - Regional News
The Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) launched its latest New Generation CAPE Animation and Game Design Syllabus on Saturday 12 March 2016 at the KingstOOn Festival in Jamaica. CAPE Animation and
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CDB launches education sector reform project in Belize

Posted: 29 January 2016 - Regional News
The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) on Thursday launched a programme that will build 35 new schools, benefitting 5,300 students at the pre-primary, primary and secondary education levels
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Regional Spanish teachers training under CARICOM-Mexico Cooperation Programme

Posted: 08 December 2015 - Regional News
The teaching skills of 33 Spanish teachers from varying CARICOM Member States are expected to be strengthened with a training course that is being implemented by the CARICOM
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CXC inaugurates new headquarters

Posted: 15 October 2015 - Regional News
The Barbados-based Caribbean Examination Council (CXC) inaugurated its new headquarters in Barbados Wednesday with the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Chairman Freundel Stuart saying it
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CDB provides grant funds to help University of Belize improve operations

Posted: 25 July 2015 - Regional News
CDB’s operations officer, education, Idamay Dennyhe government of Belize is continuing its focus on expanding access to quality tertiary education by looking at ways to improve operations
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Sharing of ideas can boost regional education standards – Education Minister

Posted: 16 July 2015 - Regional News
A call was made by Minister of Education Dr. Rupert Roopnaraine, for more efficient sharing of information and ideas on the challenges facing the education systems across the Caribbean.Minister
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CARICOM Education Ministers discuss Reshaping the sector for the 21st Century

Posted: 16 July 2015 - Press Releases
(CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     The need for a “whole systems’ approach to education transformation in the Region is a major area of focus for Caribbean
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COHSOD focuses on education, children

Posted: 15 July 2015 - Press Releases
The Twenty-Seventh Meeting of the Council for Human and Social Development (COHSOD) will focus its discussions on education and children when it convenes tomorrow at
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Regional conference on development of education being planned

Posted: 07 July 2015 - Regional News
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) – Caribbean leaders have endorsed a three-day meeting to discuss the development of education in the region.Grenada’s Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell said
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Panama Keen To Cooperate with Barbados In Education

Posted: 05 July 2015 - Regional News
Panama is seeking to strengthen cooperation with Barbados by creating linkages in the area of education.This was expressed today as Minister of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Ronald
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PM Christie calls for realistic approach towards education

Posted: 25 June 2015 - Regional News
NASSAU, Bahamas, CMC – The three-day meeting of Commonwealth Education Ministers has opened here with Prime Minister Perry Christie calling for the 53-member grouping to “identify
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Economist says Regional education systems must be refocused

Posted: 22 June 2015 - Regional News
An economist is calling for an overhaul of the education system in the region in order to bolster development.Head of the Caribbean Centre for Competitiveness, Indera Sagewan-Ali said while
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CDB approves US$35M loan to improve education access in Belize

Posted: 25 May 2015 - Regional News
More children are expected to gain access to education in Belize with the construction of 35 new schools and the provision of 5,300 additional places across pre-primary, primary and secondary levels.
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Focus more on TVET in schools – CDB study

Posted: 21 May 2015 - Regional News
[SKN] Specific challenges of giving youth the right training and tools for the labour market were examined in a Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) study presented today at a seminar at the 45th Annual
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Education Minister Michael Browne to present nation’s Position on Gender Equity in Education at World Education Forum

Posted: 20 May 2015 - Regional News
Education and Science and Technology Minister the Hon. Michael Browne will on Wednesday present Antigua and Barbuda’s position on Gender Equity in Education at the World Education Forum being
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Logistics and Youth Entrepreneurship Focus of #CDBBoG45 Seminars

Posted: 20 May 2015 - Regional News
Industry leaders in regional air transport, educational professionals, economists and development partners from across the globe will gather to discuss solutions to the main constraints to Regional
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France to modernise Haiti’s education system

Posted: 13 May 2015 - Regional News
PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti (CMC) – French President Francois Hollande has promised to finance a large scale education programme to modernise the country’s education system.Hollande who
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Food security programme begins in all schools

Posted: 27 April 2015 - Regional News
As it gets ready to re-launch its food security programme to secure investment from the private sector, the Ministry of Agriculture is doing its best to ensure primary and secondary schools are also
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