Education Enhancement Project to radically transform education in Dominica, says Minister

first_imgEducationLocalNewsPrimarySecondary Education Enhancement Project to radically transform education in Dominica, says Minister by: – July 13, 2011 Share Share Share Tweetcenter_img Sharing is caring! 109 Views   one comment Hon Petter St. Jean, Minister of EducationThe Ministry of Education plans to introduce a new initiative which will enhance both the delivery and quality of education in Dominica, according to the Minister of Education Honourable Petter St. Jean.“This year the Ministry of Education is looking at launching a new initiative, a program that we call the Education Enhancement Project. Through this program we expect to radically transform education the delivery of quality of education in Dominica. We have one component of this which we refer to as the TVET; the Technical Vocational Educational and Training, which seeks to develop the skill of high school students,” he said during an exclusive interview with Dominica Vibes News.This new program will focus on agricultural development as well as the performing and visual arts among others which will make high school students more marketable.“In other words, on completion of high school these young people can be more marketable and ready for the job market by giving them a competitive advantage and being able to meet up with their Caribbean counterparts.”Meantime St. Jean says another program will be launched to help empower our young people and develop their skills.“We are looking at launching the “CVQ”; Caribbean Vocational Qualifications, is another root that we believe will serve to empower young Dominicans because really and truly the development of our human capital is paramount for us as a ministry. The vision for the “CVQ” Program is that the technical and vocational education and training. Our vision is that technical education will become part of the school’s curiculum.”The Minister also noted that some students are not academically inclined and must be catered for.“There are some children who are not academically inclined, hence the need to cater and provide for those children so that if a child is inclined towards say woodwork, apart from doing the core subjects on the curriculum he would seriously engage himself in woodwork and upon completion of his tenure at school he would be certified in woodwork being able to go out and find gainful employment or probably create his own industry,” he said.Mr. St. Jean hopes that these initiatives will radically transform the delivery of education as well as the students. This Government of Dominica contracted a loan from the Caribbean Development Bank to fund these programs.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img

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