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Dominica Signs Agreement with OAS for Improved Education System

The Government of Dominica is looking to strengthen its education system to meet the demands of the 21st century economy.

On Friday, Dominica signed a new agreement with the Organization of American States (OAS) to create opportunities for an inclusive and equitable education system aligned with the island’s economy.

Education Minister Petter Saint-Jean said a quality education system would boost the island’s social and economic development. According to St. Jean, the goal of the Education Sector of Dominica is to build resilience within the Education system through resilient school structures and school emergency plans that require the teamwork of all staff and students.

Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education & Human Resource Development Chandler Hyacinth says the project will help align the education system to the skills needed for economic development.

Hyacinth revealed that some $83,000 has been approved for this project which is expected to end in March 2021. The project has three main objectives:

1.To strengthen training and professional development of teachers

2. To promote universal access to and high quality of early childhood education

3. To ensure overall universal access to education.

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