The  Minister

Hon. Michael S. Browne

Minister of Education, Science and Technology

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Goals  for  the  Education  System
In keeping with the Education Act, 2008. 16 No. 21 of 2008, the Hon. Minister shall subject to available resources, establish and pursue for the education system, general and specific goals and objectives as provided in subsections (2) and (3) below.
Subsection 2

(a) The establishment of a varied, relevant and comprehensive educational system that is characterised by excellence; (b) the promotion of the education of the people of Antigua and Barbuda by the establishment of educational institutions for the purpose of fostering the spiritual, cultural, moral, intellectual, physical, social and economic development of the community; (c) the framing of an educational policy designed to give effect to the purposes of this Act; (d) the effective execution of the educational policy of the Government; and (e) the establishment of a coordinated educational system organized in accordance with this Act. addressed.

Subsection 3

Without prejudice to the generality of subsection (2), the specific goals and objectives which the Minister shall establish and pursue are — (a) to encourage the development of the basic knowledge and skills in all persons, including — (i) the skills of literacy, listening, speaking, reading, writing, numeracy, mathematics, analysis, problem solving, information processing, computing; (ii) critical and creative thinking skills for today’s world; (iii) an understanding of the role of science and technology in society together with scientific and technological skills; (iv) appreciation and understanding of creative arts; (v) physical development and personal health and fitness; and (vi) the creative use of leisure time; (b) to develop self-worth through a positive educational environment; (c) to promote the importance of the family and community; No. 21 of 2008. 17 The Education Act, 2008. (d) to provide opportunities to reach maximum potential; (e) to promote the recognition, understanding and respect for the Constitution, laws and national symbols of the state; (f) to develop an understanding of the principle of gender equality and equity; (g) to promote understanding of the history, language, culture, rights, and values of Antigua and Barbuda and their changing role in contemporary society; (h) to increase awareness and appreciation of the natural environment of the state; (i) to promote a Caribbean identity through regional cooperation and integration; (j) to develop an understanding of the historical and contemporary role of labour and business in society; and (k) to prepare for participation in local, regional and global society.

The Minister shall promote the goals specified in subsection (3) above through appropriate basic education and continuing education strategies.


His Excellency Sir Rodney Williams

Governor General of Antigua and Barbuda

Hon. Gaston Browne

Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda