Education digest handed over to Minister

POSTED: 11/30/12 12:27 PM

St. Maarten – The Division Educational Innovation (DEI) presented the education digest for the school year 2010/2011 to the Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sports Silveria Jacobs last Wednesday.

The education digest provides general data on schools, enrollment, genders parities, teachers, educational outcomes and finances. It also describes indicators for the educational system, the structure of education, coverage of the system as well as public expenditure on the system.

The digest is divided into three sections in addition to statistics to incorporate special needs education and tertiary education and indicators on education quality.

Several members of the workgroup were on hand to present the digest to the minister, which will be presented annually. Members of the workgroup are Patricia Lourens – Chair person, Milton Top, Cheryl Labega, Nina Joseph, Marcellia Henry and Priscilla Bell. Every division/department and each school will receive two copies of the digest.

In addition the labor department will also receive a copy of the digest. The 2011/2012 edition is scheduled to be finalized in March of next year.

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