News from the Turks and Caicos Islands:
May 13, 2013
In what turned out to be the event of the year on the TCI’s largest yet most sparsely populated island, Middle Caicos, the Doris Robinson School attracted a capacity crowd on Friday, who were entertained by the students and staff of the territory’s now smallest public school.
May 11, 2013
Minister of Education Akierra Missick, whose “wide consultation” on education was recently criticised by former education minister Clarence Selver at a Peoples Democratic Movement (PDM) press conference, has now responded to the opposition comments.
May 10, 2013
The 40 scientists researching how to best sustainably manage marine environments and local economies outlined their vital work to the governor of the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) in South Caicos on Tuesday. Governor Ric Todd joined some of the researchers at...
May 8, 2013
With no more than ten residents participating, the the turnout for the education consultation meeting on the heavily populated island of Providenciales was disappointing. In fact, the meeting itself did not present a wide-ranging consultation.
May 6, 2013
Years ago when the spectre of low wages and hard labour faced our parents, they determined that their children should experience a better life. The one mechanism that allowed that to happen was the education process. So most parents sacrificed...
May 3, 2013
A national consultation on education is schedules to run from 6th May to 14th May, 2013. The consultation is being undertaken by the ministry of education, youth, sports and culture in an effort to review several key areas of the national education system.
April 29, 2013
The Minister of Education Akierra Missick has issued letters to all residents of the TCI calling for a public consultation on education in the territory. Meetings have been scheduled around the islands and people are invited to register in advance to participate.
April 23, 2013
Director of Education Edgar Howell has announced that, of 250 new students to be registered to start school, he could only find room for 150 on Providenciales. The registration period, which opened last month, saw parents pushing and shoving.
April 16, 2013
The Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) will host three one-day stakeholder events in Jamaica during the week of 23 April. The Council is hosting a seminar for guidance counsellors from Belize, Cayman Islands, Jamaica and Turks and Caicos Islands.
April 15, 2013
According to the Minister of Education, Youth, Sports and Culture, Akierra Missick, the government of the Turks and Caicos Islands is guided by the principle that the highest priority is the educational development of people and it is in this context...
April 5, 2013
Since the Hon. Akierra Missick mentioned the possibility of a national consultation on education, this has triggered an educational debate in the Turks and Caicos. And this is healthy, and I’m sure what the minister expects, and supports.
April 1, 2013
Many countries are now reconstituting their educational systems, because they have come to realise from experience that what is going on in their school systems is not preparing students for the kind of economy that exists. I have been writing about this for some time.
March 30, 2013
The Hon. Akierra Missick, minister of education in the Turks and Caicos government, recently announced that her ministry would undertake a public consultation on important educational issues in the TCI. She specifically mentions four of the areas.