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CHOSOD Targeting Youths In the Caribbean To Better The Education Sector In The Region

CARICOM’s Council on Human and Social Development (COHSOD) during its 20th meeting will be focusing on young people and the many challenges faced in today’s society especially in the area of education and how Information Communications Technology can help develop the sector.

This was highlighted at the opening of a three-day meeting where Education Ministers and other delegates of COSHOD will meet and discuss the way forward for the regions development.

Chairman and Education Minister Shaik Baksh during his remarks pointed out the urgency for Governments to play a more proactive role in addressing the current status.

CARICOM’s Secretary-General, Edwin Carrington said this year’s COHSOD meeting seeks to address the current status of youths throughout the region which he believes is timely.

Youth Leader and Law Student, Stephen Roberts noted that no youth should be left behind despite the many challenges they face since they can help in the regions development.

During the meeting Education Ministers will address issues such as regional accreditation for tertiary education, proposals for a regional tertiary education council, regional standards for teacher education and principles and practices in early childhood education among other issues.

The Council on Human and Social Development meeting is being held under the theme “Investing in Human Resources for the Benefit of All”.

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