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Sensitization Programme Ongoing for Saint Lucia’s National Language Policy

The Curriculum and Materials Development Unit (CAMDU) of the Department of Education, Innovation and Gender Relations has secured funding from our education partner UNESCO to design an Implementation Plan for the application of the Saint Lucia National Language Policy.

The Policy was developed under the OECS USAID Early Learners Programme in order to address the language needs of students in the early grades. The Saint Lucia Early Learners Programme continues efforts in developing literacy competence in both students’ home and school languages. The Implementation Plan will outline how the National Language Policy will be applied to education, including the timeline for implementation, and the associated costs.

CAMDU has been engaging stakeholders (Education Officers/personnel, Principals/ Vice- Principals, teachers, students, parents) in consultation on the policy. This Sensitization Program is important, as participants will continue into Phase Three to engage in the development of the Implementation Plan itself.

As part of this Programme, Saint Lucians are invited to download and read the Draft National Language Policy. There are questions to guide your understanding and to solicit any feedback that you may have. To access these documents, go to https://camdu.edu.lc/

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