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Ministry implementing Education Advisory Board and Special Education Committee

Junior ESHS students at their Road Town campus.

A reformed education system which is to include the activation of advisory boards and special committees is being introduced to the British Virgin Islands.

Education Minister Dr Natalio Wheatley gave that indication while speaking at the opening ceremony of Education Week at the H Lavity Stoutt Community College in Paraquita Bay on Sunday.

He said: “It is my intention to engage with various stakeholders with the aim of reforming the system, helping principals, teachers, parents, and students meet their objectives.”

“I am about to activate the Education Advisory Board, which the most recent Education Act made allowances for, though it was never formed,” Dr Wheatley added.

He said the board would have representation from the local Parent-Teacher Association, the Teachers Union, principals, the business community, non-government organizations, and education experts, among other groups.

Select committee on special education

In the meantime, Minister Wheatley also mentioned that plans are also in the making for a committee for special education.

He said he will establish such a committee before the end of this month.

The minister said the committee would bring together stakeholders in special education who will provide recommendations regarding diagnosis, the formation and execution of individualized educational plans, as well as resources to assist special needs students such as additional teacher aides in the classroom.

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  1. oh boy says:

    He is messing everything good that myron had in place

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    • Commonwealth Day says:

      Wasn’t yesterday Commonwealth Day where you all celebrated by not working. Not one item in the news. How racist.

  2. travesty says:

    The ministry of education was one of the ministries in the last government that I can see was working and the results showed. After the hurricane they seemed to be one of the few that had some sort of plan together and they all worked to get schools open, get schools built back and life back to normal for children. I am sorry to say that from what I have seen so far things are going backwards. Leadership really matters.

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    • Talk the truth says:

      This is the truth. Politics on the side it is the unadulterated truth. We must learn to give Jack his jacket and Jane her skirt. Hon. Walwyn did a good job with education and he was a good representative overall. He was one person you could have always gone to in the past government.

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