Deputy PM Richards presents $8000 in Scholarships to 15 students

Deputy PM Richards presents $8000 in Scholarship to 30 students

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St Kitts and Nevis: The Hon. Shawn Richards’ Annual Constituency Scholarship Award Ceremony was held on Thursday 25th March 2021 at the Calvary Baptist Tabernacle.

Approximately $8000 in Scholarships were presented to 15 students, including 5 CFBC first-year students, 5 first formers and 5 kindergarten students.

The scholarship event was hosted by Shawn Kenneth Richards, who is Deputy Prime Minister of the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis, at the Calvary Baptist Tabernacle.

Richards is the People’s Action Movement(A political party founded on the 19th of January 1965 in SKN and Anguilla) leader and a Member of the National Assembly of St Kitts and Nevis. In the year 2010 elections, he defeated Norgen Wilson of SKN Labour Party to re-elect to his seat.

The education system is much advanced in St Kitts and Nevis as compared to other Caribbean islands. The United Nations Development Program has published the Human Development Index for the year 2018 that demonstrates St. Kitts, and Nevis is the third most advanced nation in the Caribbean and is placed 72nd in the world.

According to the survey, Clarence Fitzroy Bryant, former minister of education, performed a significant part in bringing comprehensive secondary education to St. Kitts and Nevis in the late 1970s. This breakthrough has revived St. Kitts and Nevis to achieve the colossal literacy rate (98 percent) of now.

The purpose of the St. Kitts and Nevis educational scheme is the evolution of its human resources. If we talk about the past of St Kitts and Nevis’s education system, then The plan for a public system of universal education in the West Indies corresponded to emancipation. In the year 1833, a method for educating the newly liberated and the elite was consolidated in the act to deliver British slaves.

Following Britain’s establishing of the Negro Education Grant (1835), the various ecclesiastical denominations were consigned with the progress and staffing of fundamental and secondary schools in the West Indies.

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