Governance in Grenada
- Government Agencies
- Policy and Plans
Grenada’s public spending on education accounts for approximately 5.1 per cent of GDP (2002/03).
The Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development is responsible for the education system in Grenada; they oversee the planning, execution and monitoring of the education system. The ministry is split into several units, including administration, finance, information technology, personnel, planning and development, and curriculum development. There are very few external government education agencies in Grenada and most education systems are controlled by individual departments in the Ministry of Education. However the most prominent external agencies are the Caribbean Examinations Council, and the Education Testing & Examination Unit. The Caribbean Examinations Council works with 15 English-speaking Commonwealth Caribbean countries and territories to provide examinations and certification at secondary and post-secondary levels.
Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development
Tel: +1 473 4402255
Minister: Anthony Boatswain
Permanent Secretary: Ruth Elizabeth Rouse
As a member of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States, Grenada participated in the Eastern Caribbean Educational Reform Project, aimed at improving access to and quality of basic education; enhancing the relevance of education to students and employers; and improving gender equity in the education system. The national Basic Education Reform Project was designed to enhance the quality of basic education and access to secondary education, in particular by strengthening educational planning and management, and rehabilitating school facilities.
Other policy objectives of the Ministry of Education are strengthening early childhood education; emphasising literacy and numeracy; in-service training for secondary school teachers; provision of computers to all secondary schools; and extension of democracy into the education system.
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