Ministry of Education goes online

A screenshot of the new site
A screenshot of the new site

The Ministry of Education now has a website.

The new site, www.education.gov.dm, was officially launched at a press conference on Monday March 2, 2015.

Minister for Education, Petter Saint Jean, said the website was “absolutely necessary.”

“We live in a technology advancing age and consequently the Ministry of Education felt it absolutely necessary that we cannot expose our children to the technology and the ministry operates without a website, and so the justification for setting up this website,” he stated.

The site features a wide range of content specifically targeted at stakeholders in the education sector such as principals, teachers, students, parents and the general public who desire information on various areas pertaining to education.

These areas include: application forms for the teaching service, assistance under the Education Trust Fund (ETF), general information on examinations, fees, schedules, the laws which guides the educational sector, contact information for all schools in Dominica, scholarship opportunities and vacancies.

The information will be posted and updated regularly.

“As part of its objective to serve as a resource base for principals, teachers, students, parents and other members of the public, the website is full of information about key units within the ministry. There will be several links which leads to key development partners including the Dominica State College (DSC) and the Caribbean Examination Council (CXC),” a release from the ministry states.

The website will further serve as a news portal as it is connected to the Ministry’s social media feeds.

Students’ achievements and accomplishments will also be featured on a regular basis.

The website is a collaboration between the Ministry’s Public Relations Officer (PRO), Dionne Durand, and the Officers of the Education Management Information System (EMIS).

It was designed by Chad George, who is an EMIS Officer.

Additional information for the site was provided by the Government’s Information Communication Technology (ICT) Unit.

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