Raising students awareness on the importance of Statistics in the Caribbean

Raising students awareness on the importance of Statistics in the Caribbean

OECS Media Release

As part of the on-going efforts to work with youth in the OECS region, the OECS Commission Statistical Services Unit collaborated with the Project for the Regional Advancement of Statistics in the Caribbean (PRASC) and the Central Statistical Office of Grenada to conduct an awareness campaign for schools in Grenada. The school campaign was conducted during the week of 15 October 2018 and served as a part of the Caribbean Statistics Day 2018 activities.

The main outcomes of the awareness were to:

  1. Build trust in official statistics;
  2. Heighten awareness of official statistics;
  3. Showcase process innovations and new data sources; and
  4. Promote varied use of official statistics.

The activity included presentations by PRASC and the OECS Commission on the importance of statistics, the work of national statistics offices, careers in statistics, an overview of the work done at the statistical office, the importance of official statistics at the national and international levels, and statistical projects undertaken between PRASC and the Caribbean. The mission was funded by PRASC. 

 

   This story aligns with OECS Strategic Objective No.1: Advance, support and accelerate regional trade, economic and social integration.
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The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) is an International Organisation dedicated to economic harmonisation and integration, protection of human and legal rights, and the encouragement of good governance among independent and non-independent countries in the Eastern Caribbean. The OECS came into being on June 18th 1981, when seven Eastern Caribbean countries signed a treaty agreeing to cooperate with each other while promoting unity and solidarity among its Members. The Treaty became known as the Treaty of Basseterre, so named in honour of the capital city of St. Kitts and Nevis where it was signed. The OECS today, currently has eleven members, spread across the Eastern Caribbean comprising Antigua and Barbuda, Commonwealth of Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, St Vincent and The Grenadines, British Virgin Islands, Anguilla, Martinique and Guadeloupe. 

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