Education

Daren Sammy Foundation Scholarship Program Now Open

Press Release:-  The Daren Sammy Foundation (DSF) announces that it is now open to receiving applications for the Academic year 2020/2021. Parents and Guardians are advised that application forms are available for collection from Mr. Gaspard Prospere at the Ministry of...

Saint Lucia Seeks To Change ‘Hierarchy Of Secondary Schools’ Perception

by Janelle Norville (GIS) With the Caribbean Primary Exit Assessment (CPEA) soon to be implemented, the Ministry of Education, Innovation, Gender Relations and Sustainable Development is seeking to change the public’s perception of the perceived hierarchy of secondary schools on...

Saint Lucia Hails Successor To ‘One Shot’ Common Entrance Exam

A senior education official here has been highlighting the advantages of the Caribbean Primary Exit Assessment (CPEA), over what he describes as the ‘one shot’ Common Entrance Examination. Grade Six students will sit the Common Entrance Examination for the last...

A Spise For Our Times

Castries, July 16, 2020 – Hailey Boriel is 17 years old. She’s currently a sixth-former at the Vieux-Fort Comprehensive School. And she’s this year’s LUCELEC-sponsored SPISE scholar. This is the second time in its longstanding sponsorship of the Student Programme for Innovation in...

Ministry Announces ‘Alternative Pathway’ For Common Entrance Students

Press Release:-  The Department of Education, Innovation and Gender Relations takes this opportunity to congratulate all the students who were successful at this year’s Common Entrance Examination. We wish you all the best as you continue to strive for excellence. In keeping...

SLP Congratulates Students Who Wrote Common Entrance Exam

The Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) has extended congratulations to students who wrote the 2020 Common Entrance Examination, asserting that Saint Lucia is depending on them. "We recognize the tremendous pressure that students, parents and teachers faced during this pandemic...

Dominique George Tops Common Entrance Examination

Dominique George came out tops at this year's Common Entrance Examination with his twin sister, Ava, placing fourth. Both are children of Chief Medical Officer, Doctor Sharon Belmar-George and her husband, Christian. The students attended Dame Pearlette Louisy Primary School. Jeanic M...

Common Entrance Results To Be Released On Monday, July 13

Press Release:-  The Ministry of Education, Innovation and Gender Relations and Sustainable Development wishes to inform parents and guardians of students who wrote the 2020 Common Entrance Examination that the results will be released on Monday 13 July, 2020...

‘International Students Are Welcome In The U.S.’

The United States State Department has said that international students are welcome in the US, after reports that the Trump administration will ask the students to leave if classes go fully on line. A media note from the office of...

Common Entrance Low Scorers Below The Age Of 13 Invited To Re-Write Exam

Children below the age of 13 who receive low scores at the Common Entrance Examination, have been invited to take advantage of  additional chances to sit the exam. “We want our parents to work with us in collaboration with the...

Cuban Medical Brigade Gets English Certification From SALCC

Press Release:-  The Sir Arthur Lewis Community College (SALCC) will recognize Cuban Medical Personnel who successfully completed the first phase of an English as a Second Language (ESL) course. The course was organised as a Goodwill initiative for the Medical...

US Pull Visas For Foreign Students If Classes Fully Online

BBC News:- Foreign students will not be allowed to stay in the US this autumn if their universities have moved classes fully online, unless they switch to a course with in-person tuition. The US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency said...

Distribution Of Books Under Bursary Programme Commences

Press Release:- The Department of Education, Innovation and Gender Relations wishes to inform the public of the commencement of the Annual Book Bursary Programme for 2020 catering to Infant and Primary School students. This distribution and collection of books will be...

Public announcement for 2020 CXC examination candidates

Press Release: The Department of Education, Innovation and Gender Relations would like to inform: 1. All candidates who are registered for the June 2020 CXC examinations, that their timetables are available. Candidates are to collect their timetables at the centre...

Education Officials Anticipate Safe Re-Opening Of School In September

Education officials in Saint Lucia are expecting that there will be a safe re-opening of school in September, 2020, for all students. But they say it all depends on the advice of the Ministry of Health and the Chief Medical...

Grow Well Provides 20 New Laptops For Gros Islet Students

Press Release:-  Students in the Gros Islet area are now better equipped to engage in online learning with the Grow Well 2020 Together educational laptop programme. Grow Well presented the computers  in a ceremony on June 12, 2020, under stringent...

Ministry Engages Stakeholders On Phased Reopening of School

he Ministry of Education, Innovation, Gender Relations and Sustainable Development will convene a meeting with stakeholders on Thursday June 18th, 2020, to review the phased re-opening of school as of June 3rd, 2020 and to address options for the...

Young Students Shine During Saint Lucia’s Reading Month

Press Release:- During Saint Lucia’s May Reading Month, educators saw an increase in reading amongst early grade students. Limited movement during this time may have sparked an expanded variety of reading activities and the production of reading videos by students...

University Of Guyana Appoints First Female Vice Chancellor

Press Release:- Professor Paloma Mohamed-Martin has been appointed as the 11th Vice-Chancellor of the University of Guyana after a year-long search.  She will be the first woman to hold the post. The University has been operational for 57 years and has had...

SALCC Teaches English To Cuban Medical Brigade As ‘Goodwill Gesture’

Press Release:- The Sir Arthur Lewis Community College (SALCC) as a Goodwill initiative, has organized a series of workshops to teach English to Cuban medical personnel who are on island to assist with the COVID-19 global pandemic. The four week workshop...

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