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Published 28 August 2023


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Basseterre: St. Kitts, Thursday, August 24, 2023:​ In his address at the Official Release
Ceremony for the May/June 2023 Examinations Result, held at the St. Kitts Marriott Ballroom,
Thursday, 24 August, Minister of Education, Hon. Dr. Geoffrey Hanley provided a brief preview
into the future framework of change to the education system within the Federation. 
“For the next seven years, the Ministry of Education will be guided by the theme ‘Transforming
Education through self-renewal, holistic partnerships and digital solutions.’ As educators we
believe that our education system must be cutting edge and focused on preparing students to not
just exist but to change the world,” remarked the Minister.

Minister Hanley continued “To do so, we have had to revamp our primary and lower secondary
curriculum, thereby making it more robust with greater opportunity to keep track of student
development throughout the year. Also, there is greater emphasis on formative assessment. Our
goal is to have a system where each learner’s cognitive capacities and personal learning styles
are recognized and respected; while supporting and encouraging teachers as they assist each
student to achieve his or her full potential.”

Recognizing the need to ensure students gain a competitive advantage both regionally and
internationally, Minister Hanley said that technology will play a pivotal role in all aspects of

“As a Federation, we have always valued and championed the use of digital solutions to improve
the teaching learning experience. For the upcoming academic year, the Ministry of Education
will begin rolling out its One-to-One Lap top initiative starting with third to fifth form students in
St. Kitts and Nevis who will receive a laptop as part of our digital solutions,” said Minister
Hanley.” Teachers will also be equipped with a device and be provided with the necessary
support which will enable them to utilize a blended approach. We will always as a Ministry, strive to ensure that we remain relevant in the global space, but in doing so, ensure that we develop the complete individual and not someone who is . It is against this backdrop that the Ministry will continue its drive to create alternative pathways which cater to each student’s interest and capabilities.”

Being cognizant of the increased national benefits to be derived from  the professionalization of 
teachers,  Minister Hanley said that the Ministry continues to work to “achieve sector

“This initiative is driven by the need to respond to a number of targets at both the regional and
international level. Currently, we have existing frameworks and guidelines to operationalize a
National Teaching Council, Professional Teaching Standards, a Career Pathway and Continuous
Professional Development.”

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