NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (SEPTEMBER 23, 2016) — A paradigm shift in how the children of Nevis are educated has become necessary. Premier of Nevis and Minister of Finance Hon. Vance Amory, expressed that view when he delivered an address at the 10th annual Consultation on the Economy. The event was hosted by the Ministry of Finance in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) at the Nevis Performing Arts Centre on September 22, 2016. The theme was “A Revitalization of Skills Development and Entrepreneurship.”
The Minister of Finance who is also responsible for Education, said the tendency to push children to get distinctions mainly in academic areas is a yardstick by which educational performance is judged on the island and that thinking has to change.
“We need to begin to make a paradigm shift in how we educate our children and it is in that vein, that I want to state, that this is going to be a major policy change by this government aimed at revitalising skills development and entrepreneurship and it is expanding the Technical Vocational and Education Training (TVET) programme in our schools, as part of our educational reform,” he said. (more…)