Opening of 3rd Council of Ministers of Education of OECS

| March 2, 2018

Opening of the 3rd Council of Ministers of Education of OECS  –  Martinique – 27/28 February 2018

The 3rd Council of Ministers of Education of the OECS opened Tuesday morning in Martinique in the presence of 

Anguilla: Hon. Cora RICHARDSON-HODGE – Minister of Education 

St Kitts & Nevis:
 Hon. Shawn RICHARDS – Minister of Education 

Antigua & Barbuda: 
Hon. Michael S. BROWNE : Minister of Education, Mrs. Janis Rosa GREENAWAY Director General of the Ministry

 Hon. Petter SAINT JEAN – Minister of Education

St Vincent & les Grenadines:
 Hon. St. Clair PRINCE – Minister of Education

Grenada: Sen. Hon. Simon STIELL – Minister of Education, Mrs. Elvis MORAIN – Pedagogical Directorof Education 

MARTINIQUE: Mrs. Sylvia SAITHSOOTHANE, Executive Counselor in charge of Education

British Virgin Islands: Hon. Myron V. WALWYN, Minister of Health and Social Development

Montserrat: Hon. Delmaude RYAN – Minister of Education 


H.E DR. Didacus JULES – Director General of OECS
Mr. Marcellus Damascus ALBERTIN – Director of the social ans human development division

Opening speech of Alfred-Marie Jeanne

Extract from the opening speech of Alfred Marie-Jeanne President of the Territorial Collectivity of Martinique:

“One of the objectives of this 3rd Council of Ministers of Education on the theme” Access and Equity “is to harness innovative ideas to contribute to the development of education in our Caribbean Continent. This is how the Territorial Collective of Martinique joins the ELAN Project carried by the Rectorate of Martinique. This project aims at regional cooperation in the field of education. Very concretely, it should make it possible to meet the following objectives:
– Encourage the immersion of young people, training trainees
professionals, students and academics in the OECS countries;
– Strengthen the linguistic mastery and the increase in competence of the young people of our respective territories;
– Supporting innovation and research more efficiently between
educational institutions of our respective countries; “

Mr Marcellus Damascus ALBERTIN



The topics of the day were:

– Strengthening multilingualism through the OECS:
Language Assistant Project
School Exchanges
– Development Partner Support for Education in the OECS
UNICEF: UNICEF Support in the OECS
CBD: Regional Framework for Action for Mathematics Education (FAME) and the New Education and Training Policy and Strategy
– USAID: Support to the OECS Education Development
– World Bank: Education Financing – IDA Resources
New Vision for Integrating TVET in the Education System
– CDEMA: Post disaster response to education

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