CARICOM education ministers to meet in Guyana


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Progress in implementing the CARICOM 2030 Human Resource Development Strategy and key transformative initiatives for quality and equity in education are among the issues Ministers of Education education from the region will discuss at their meeting next week in Georgetown, Guyana.

CARICOM Ministers of Education will hold their first face-to-face meeting in two years, at the 44th meeting of the Council for Human and Social Development (COHSOD)-Education on October 13-14, 2022.

In preparation, the Regional Coordinating Mechanism for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (RCM-TVET) and CARICOM education officials met on September 29-30 to fine-tune issues to be submitted to COHSOD.

During this meeting, the Director of Human Development at the CARICOM Secretariat, Ms. Helen Royer, expressed her satisfaction that the education system has returned to the face-to-face teaching and learning modality.

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“We should all breathe a sigh of relief as we are now in a better position to deal with the loss of learning due to the unprecedented disruption created by the pandemic,” Ms Royer said.

Stressing the importance of protecting the education system against social and natural shocks, she said that human resource development in the region is “a key enabler for sustainable economic development.”

She anticipated that discussions among regional education officials would strengthen education development and effectively contribute to the implementation of the CARICOM Human Resource Development Strategy (CHRD) 2030 while striving to achieve the targets set for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

“We have made some progress, but we have a lot to do if we are to stay on track, given the negative impact and setback we have suffered as a result of C0VID -19.” Ms. Royer said.

The leaders’ meeting covered issues in the basic education and lifelong learning sectors, including regional targets and baselines for the progressive implementation of the CARICOM HRD strategy 2030, a conceptual framework for the Caribbean new school model, guidelines for the quality management framework for basic education, the implementation of CARICOM standards for teaching staff, the approval of standards for CARICOM Vocational Qualification (CVQ) and the Review of the Revised Regional Vocational Qualifications Framework (RVQF and Proposals for a CARICOM Association for Early Childhood Development).


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