Education Minister Carty attends meetings and event in the region

Minister of Education, Sen. the Hon. Nigel Carty

ST. KITTS, OCTOBER 15, 2010 (CUOPM) – St. Kitts and Nevis’ Minister of Education, Sen. the Hon. Nigel Carty is in Trinidad and Tobago for a meeting of the Finance and General Purposes Committee of the University of the West Indies.

The one-day meeting is taking place Friday at the St. Augustine Campus of the University of the West Indies.

From Trinidad, Minister Carty travels to Grenada to attend the UWI Open Campus Graduation Ceremony at which several students from Sty. Kitts and Nevis will be receiving degrees and certificates.

From St. Georges, Minister Carty goes to Guyana where he will join other Caribbean Education Ministers to tackle, in three days, a formidable agenda which spans a range of issues from early childhood to a harmonised regional tertiary education system.

According to the Georgetown-based CARICOM Secretariat, the Twentieth Meeting of the CARICOM Council for Human and Social Development (COHSOD) will take place under the theme: Investing in Human Resources for the Benefit of All.

Education Ministers will treat with a range of issues including Regional Accreditation for Education and Training, Regional Standards for Teacher Education, Technical and Vocational Education and Training, (TVET) and Secondary Education Reform and CXC.

The first day of the COHSOD meeting will be highly participatory and interactive as it will be devoted to a panel discussion on Tertiary Education and a Policy Roundtable on Gender Differentials in Education.

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