St. Kitts-Nevis (WINN) – The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States(OECS) is announcing, by press release dated Thursday, February 11, that regional Ministers of Education have agreed to develop a new OECS ‘Harmonized Curriculum’ that will focus on skills and concepts of tomorrow that children need today.
The 6th Annual Meeting of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Council of Ministers: Education was convened on February 4 and 5, 2021 under the theme: Sustainable Education – Collaborative Policies and Practices for the Future and hosted by the St Lucia Ministry of Education, according to the press release.
The virtual council meeting was chaired by St Kitts and Nevis Minister of Education Jonel Powell and included education officials, regional agencies and development partners.
Key Decisions from that meeting include:
- Renew and strengthen efforts to align education in the region through a Regional Education Group (REG) that will help guide the education development of the OECS. That REG will comprise representatives from Ministries of Education, regional and international partner agencies, and civil society organizations.
- New OECS Harmonized Primary Curriculum to commence later this year with anticipated funding from the Global Partnership for Education.
- Leverage economies of scale to procure goods and services for digital transformation initiatives in the sector.
- Engage industry leaders to provide realistic pathways for student innovation and next generation careers.
- Commission a regional committee to establish a mechanism to support the capturing of real time data in the OECS.