Hon Nigel Carty Declares JAMKIT Essay Competition Open

Minister of Education and Information, The Honourable Nigel Carty, has launched the Jamaican-Kittitian (JAMKIT) Association’s, Jamaica 50 St. Kitts-Nevis Essay Competition open, during an address to the nation.

“We believe that competitions, exercises of this nature are good for students and young people. They offer an outlet for them to hone research skills; to express themselves; to argue a point of view (a skill which is so critical in a region filled with diversity of opinion on every conceivable subject); to build vocabulary; to display literary and intellectual talent and prowess; to be imaginative, creative and critical thinkers; and to win attractive, otherwise unattainable prizes, among others.”

The competition is divided into three categories catering to primary school students, high school students, and young adults aged 16 to 25.

Minister Carty ended his address by wishing the JAMKIT association success in their commemorative and celebratory events.

“But It is my fervent desire and expectation that the Jamaica 50 skn essay competition in particular would be supremely successful, given the many benefits to be derived from participation therein, and my own ardent wish for JAMKIT, to have an unforgettable, memorable 50th anniversary experience that fills me with delight and makes me confidently and gladly declare the competition launched, and open.”

Jamaica 50 comes as Jamaica is celebrates its 50th anniversary of political independence.

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