High on the agenda were the impact of disasters on the education sector and the issues of schools’ response to disasters. Student performance and teacher quality were also major issues discussed. Ministers benefitted from knowledge exchange experiences with Martinique, where they gained insights into key education programmes that can open doors to education opportunities in Martinique and Europe for English-speaking OECS citizens.
In attendance were the Executive Councillor (Education) of Martinique and Ministers of Education from OECS territories.
Among the major decisions stemming from this meeting were:
- Developing design guidelines for construction of disaster resilient schools
- Prioritizing Disaster Risk Reduction in Education in order to develop skills of resilience in children and adolescents
- Adopting a model for accommodating and tracking students in post-disaster and emergency situations
- Facilitating the establishment of the Caribbean Mathematics Monitoring Group
- Strengthening cooperation with Martinique for increased exchanges and improved opportunities for students of Martinique and the English-speaking OECS territories.
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