Press Release

Ministry of Education, Youth Affairs and Sports
Release Date:
Friday, 29 September 2017 - 4:31pm

The Government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines has offered to accept senior students from the BVI Secondary Schools to continue their education in that country.

Minister for Education and Culture, Honourable Myron W. Walwyn in a statement thanked Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves and the Government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines for their offer to assist the students in the continuation of their education.

Minister Walwyn said the offer was made specifically for students who would be writing CSEC and CAPE examinations next year.

Parents who are interested in taking up this offer can make contact Permanent Secretary, Dr Marcia Potter at 346-5360 for further details.

Meanwhile, beginning October 5, students in Grades 10 to 12 will begin sessions at the old Clarence Thomas Ltd building in Pasea Estate, which was acquired earlier this year for use as the new public library.

Honourable Walywn said, “We are paying close attention to these students as they have already started their CXC preparations and are preparing to exit the secondary education system so we understand the urgency that is needed so that that they will be able to remain on track with the CSEC and CAPE syllabi.”

The Minister also stated that discussions have begun with one of the Territory’s internet service providers and will continue with others to ensure that there is wifi available at school locations during and after school so that students who do not have access to the internet can still be available to access online learning platforms.

The Government also plans to assist Grades 11 and 12 students, with laptops to assist in the additional learning material that they will need for their senior school programmes. Minister Walwyn is urging persons to assist by donating laptops to assist the students.

The Government of the Virgin Islands remains committed to leading the Territory and ensuring that a continued standard of educational excellence is maintained.


Jacqueline Archibald-Sylvester

Department of Information & Public Relations 
Telephone: 468-2739