Press Release

Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth Affairs and Sports
Release Date:
Monday, 5 September 2016 - 3:29pm

The Ministry of Education and Culture is enhancing teachers’ skills through ongoing training for the Healthy School Intervention Programme, Caribbean Vocational Qualification (CVQ) and Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE).

Acting Chief Education Officer Mrs. Connie George said that the teachers are being equipped with the necessary tools to deliver world-class quality education.

Last month, 41 teachers received training for the Healthy School Programme, which was initially implemented for Grades two and three in 2015. The programme, geared towards promoting healthy lifestyle behaviours, will be introduced to Grades four and five for the 2016-2017 school year. 

Trainers from the National Council on Technical and Vocational Education and Training based in Jamaica were in the Territory and conducted CVQ ‘Facility Auditor Training’.  

Seven educators and industry experts completed the one-week course where they learned how to inspect and assess facilities to ensure they are up to standard and on par with students’ learning needs. The technical facilities range from woodwork to auto body shops to kitchens.  The training ended on September 3.

In relation to CAPE, twelve educators from secondary and tertiary institutions were trained to facilitate the following coursework: Caribbean Studies, Integrated Mathematics, Entrepreneurship, Physics and Chemistry. Eight educators will soon receive training in Communication Studies, Biology and Performance Arts.

The Ministry of Education and Culture is committed to creating a “Culture of Excellence”.


April Glasgow

Information Officer II
Department of Information and Public Relations
Phone: (284) 468-2730