Government Committed to Educational Assistance for the 2022/2023 Academic YearnnA pledge made last Academic year will be kept for the 2022/2023 academic year, as Government remains true to its word in paying FACILITIES FEES for primary and secondary public school students, as well CXC CSEC Mathematics and English for ALL public secondary school students. nnWord of this comes as the Saint Lucia Ministry of Education, Sustainable Development, Innovation distributed $500 cheques to incoming secondary school students, who wrote the CPEA Exams, under the Education Access Fund.
Saint Lucia Ministry of Education, Sustainable Development, Innovation
At the national level, education is critical for human resource development and global competitiveness, nation building, and good governance. We continue to view the need for education of each individual in the following ways: Education: 1. is a basic human right; 2. provides a positive image of self, family and society; 3. initiates, facilitates, accelerates and sustains multiple intelligences, respect for others, literacy/numeracy, independent and critical ......
At the national level, education is critical for human resource development and global competitiveness, nation building, and good governance. We continue to view the need for education of each individual in the following ways: Education: 1. is a basic human right; 2. provides a positive image of self, family and society; 3. initiates, facilitates, accelerates and sustains multiple intelligences, respect for others, literacy/numeracy, independent and critical thinking, application of science and technology to problem solving and social and economic development; 4. is a pillar for self-reliance, self-sufficiency, economic advancement, social mobility and accepting of personal responsibility; 5. is a lifelong process that prepares students for life in a technologically-advanced and knowledge-based society by ensuring that learners in the twenty-first century have good knowledge of, adequate skill in, and favourable attitudes towards science and the use of technology; 6. must be innovative and responsive to the needs of the learner and wider society; 7. is a major force in the transmission of a common culture and common standards of citizenship; and promotion of peace and that the educated understand the necessity of being able to live and work harmoniously with other persons in their environment; External agencies, Ministries, parents, the community, churches and the private sector are partners in the education process.more
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Seven students, formerly from the Vieux Fort Comprehensive and Choiseul Secondary Schools, are now recipients of new laptops provided by the Ministry of Education to assist in the pursuit of their studies in Jamaica. nnThe seven student-recipients have attained athletics scholarships to study in Jamaica and are being rewarded for the fine achievements with the presentation of a laptop each, an item that remains essential for studies in this modern era and in this present covid-19 environment.nnThis week the Department of Education, Innovation and Vocational Training held a small ceremony to present the students with the electronic devices, ticking off the item from their to-buy list to pursue their studies.
Newly appointed UNICEF Eastern Caribbean Area representative Pieter Bult paid a courtesy call on the Ministry of Education as part his introductory visit to Saint Lucia and the Eastern Caribbean. nnMr Bult met with Permanent Secretary Ms Michelle Charles and other technocrats of the Ministry, highlighting the need for further cooperation, through school-based and other projects that positively impact children. nnMr Bult who presented his credentials to the Ministry of External Affairs this week also met with Prime Minister Philip J. Pierre pledging to continue the good work of UNICEF in influencing the lives of young ones in Saint Lucia and rest of the Eastern Caribbean.
EDUCATION QUALITY IMPROVEMENT PROJECTnnINVITATION TO BIDnnThe Government of Saint Lucia (GOSL) has received financing from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) towards the cost of the Education Quality Improvement Project (the Project) and intends to apply a portion of the proceeds of this financing to eligible payments under this contract. Payment by CDB will be made only at the request of (GOSL) and upon approval by CDB, and will be subject, in all respects, to the terms and conditions of the Financing Agreement. nnThe Project is being implemented by the Ministry of Education, Sustainable Development, Innovation, Science, Technology and Vocational Training (Ministry of Education) through its Project Coordinating Unit. The Ministry of Education has contracted Consultants who have prepared designs and tender documentation and will assist in tender administration and evaluation and supervise Project activities.nnThe Ministry of Education now invites sealed bids from eligible bidders for EQuIP007.5 - SALCC Southern Extension Renovation and Extension.nnFor more details, please see link below: nnhttps://www.govt.lc/tenders/invitation-to-bid--salcc-southern-extension-renovation-and-extension
BRITISH CHEVENING SCHOLARSHIP SCHEME 2023/2024nnThe Department of Education, Sustainable Development, Innovation, Science, Technology and Vocational Training wishes to inform that the British High Commission has announced the opening of the British Chevening scholarship scheme for the academic year 2023/2024. Applications are now being accepted online from Saint Lucian nationals who wish to pursue fully funded postgraduate studies at academic institutions in the United Kingdom.nnGENERAL CONDITIONS FOR CHEVENING SCHOLARSHIPSnnAn Applicant Must:n be a citizen of Saint Lucia (a Chevening Country) and should not be a British Citizen (although dual nationals will be considered on a case by case basis);n return to your country of citizenship for a minimum of two years after your award has ended;n have an undergraduate degree that will enable you to gain entry onto a postgraduate programme at a UK university. This is typically equivalent to an upper second-class 2:1 honours degree in the UK;n have at least two years work experience (this may be up to five years for fellowship programmes, so please refer to your country page for further details);n apply to three different eligible UK university courses and have received an unconditional offer from one of these choices by the deadline for the scholarship application year;n not have previously studied in the UK under a UK Government-funded Scholarship.nnFor additional information, you may visit the British High Commission website: www.chevening.org. nApplications should be submitted no later than Tuesday, 1st November, 2022.
The Eastern Caribbean Business Resilience Challenge is now accepting applications in Saint Lucia! Applications will be open for Saint Lucia until September 23rd. To learn more and apply: nnhttps://www.usaid.gov/eastern-caribbean-business-resilience-challenge?fbclid=IwAR21qJ_e1pJ1PkTzwga1J6WDQ0qpVxXyN-UweTunVuqhdynF-YFLz73_c20nnBy applying, you can access:n• Flexible options, including funding, on terms catered to your capital needs.n• Assistance in creating bankable business proposals.n• Workshops and seminars that will give you practical business advice and useful connectionsnnFollow us to learn more: https://www.facebook.com/USAIDSavesLivesnn#businessresilience #easterncaribbean
Minister Wishes Hungarian Scholarship Recipients WellnnMinister for Education Hon. Shawn Edward, Permanent Secretary and officials from the Human Resource Development Unit had a sit down with the 4 awardees of the Hungarian Scholarship as they prepare to leave island to commence studies. nn“You are now not only ambassadors to your country, but pioneers as you will always be known as the first group of students to access and benefit from this scholarship offered by the people and Government of Hungary,” said Minister Edward. “Do your best, work hard and be sure to embrace change and the culture.” nnAn educational co-operation Memorandum was signed in 2021 between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary and the Ministry of Education, Sustainable Development Innovation, Science Technology and Vocational Training of Saint Lucia until December 31, 2023. nnThe objective of the memorandum is to foster and strengthen the friendly relations between the two countries and to promote cooperation in the field of higher education.nnSaint Lucians can expect to apply for the Hungarian scholarship yearly and compete to capture one of the 5 spaces available for the full fledge higher education program.
GOVERNMENT OF SAINT LUCIA - MONROE COLLEGEnSCHOLARSHIPS 2022/2023nnThe Ministry of Education, Sustainable Development, Innovation, Science, Technology and Vocational Training invites suitably qualified persons to submit applications for the Government of Saint Lucia-Monroe College Scholarship to pursue Bachelor’s Degrees tenable at Monroe College (Saint Lucia Campus). nnFourteen (14) awardees will receive a partial scholarship which covers fifty percent (50%) of tuition fees and three (3) awardees will receive full scholarship; one hundred percent (100%) waiver of tuition fees. These awards are applicable ONLY to new students commencing studies in the new academic year September 2022. Applicants are to note that:na. the scholarships cover tuition cost only, and do not include the cost of books or any other expenses;nb. scholarships are not transferrable, and can only be used by awardees;nc. scholarship awardees must complete the application process and must be accepted to Monroe College for the Fall 2022 semester, commencing September 2022 (A letter of acceptance MUST be presented at the time of submitting your application); nd. awardees must maintain a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0; and ne. awardees must agree to adhere and abide to all the rules and policies as outlined in the current school’s catalogue and/or Student Handbook.nnTo be eligible for an award, an applicant must meet the following criteria:n1. be citizens of Saint Lucia – proof of citizenship must be submitted;n2. the area of study must be listed on the “Government of Saint Lucia List of Approved Areas for National Training 2018/2021” which can be accessed on the Government of Saint Lucia’s scholarship website: http://scholarships.education.gov.lc/priority_lists and www.govt.lc; andn3. be in financial need (Financial Needs Assessment form must be completed).nnApplication Process nApplications are done ONLY online via: http://scholarships.education.gov.lc/ na. SCAN all required documents (Ensure that all documents are legible). nb. Complete the Online Application, and upload the required documents to your online application. nc. After submitting the online application, you will receive a confirmation email. nIf you do not receive the confirmation email after submitting your online application, please send an email to: [email protected] or call 468 5229. nnRequired Documents:nn1. Verified copies of Academic, Professional and Technical Certificates (Verified by the Department of Education).n2. Transcripts of completed programmes from last educational institution.n3. Letter of Admission to Institution n4. Copy of Birth Certificaten5. Two Letters of Recommendationn6. Cover Minute from Permanent Secretary/Head of Department, endorsing the request for Training (For Public Service Employees only).na) Statement of Conduct and Work Ethics Form (for Public Service Employees only)-https://www.govt.lc/media.govt.lc/www/resources/forms/statement-of-conduct-and-work-ethics.pdfn7. Resumen8. Financial Needs Assessment Form -nhttps://www.govt.lc/media.govt.lc/www/resources/forms/financial-needs-form.pdf nnPlease note that incomplete applications will be deemed ineligible and not be considered. nLate submissions will not be accepted.nnFor further information, persons may also contact the Human Resource Development (HRD) Unit at telephone numbers 468-5229/5434/5430. nnThe deadline date for the submission of online application is Friday, August 26, 2022.nnEND
Ministry of Education to Disburse $500 Bursary Cheques to Incoming Secondary School StudentsnnParents and guardians of students, who wrote the 2022 CPEA Examinations and will be proceeding to a secondary school, are informed that the $500 bursary-cheques under the Education Access Fund are now available for collection during the period August 10th to the 16th, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Bursary-cheques can be collected at the following locations for the respective school districts:nnDistrict Seven - Paiye Secondary– August 10th, 2022nDistrict Eight - Soufriere Primary - August 10th, 2022nDistrict Five (A) – Grand Reviere Secondary - August 11th, 2022nDistrict Five (B) – Micoud Secondary - August 11th, 2022nDistrict One (A) - Saint Lucia Sports Academy - August 12th, 2022nDistrict One (B) - Babonneau Secondary - August 12th, 2022nDistrict Four – Ave Maria Primary - August 15th, 2022nDistrict Six - Beanefield Secondary - August 15th, 2022nDistrict Two – Castries Comprehensive Secondary - August 16th, 2022nDistrict Three – Entrepot Secondary - August 16th, 2022nnParents and guardians are requested to bring along a valid form of identification. All Covid-19 protocols will be enforced at the various disbursement locations.