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Bahamas & OAS sign MOU for scholarships & training
By Bahamas Information Services
Feb 9, 2017 - 6:37:27 PM

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Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie (4th from left) is pictured among officials at the Opening Ceremonies of the 9th Inter-American Meeting of Ministers of Education (9IAMME) at Atlantis Resort, Paradise Island. Also shown, from left, are: the Hon. Fred Mitchell, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Immigration; His Excellency Jorge Famillar, Vice-President of the World Bank, Latin America and the Caribbean; the Hon. Jerome Fitzgerald, Minister of Education, Science and Technology; His Excellency Luis Almagro, Secretary General, Organization of American States; the Hon. Philip Davis, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Works and Urban Development; and the Very Reverend Dean Patrick Adderley, Chairman, Anglican Central Education Authority. Education Ministers representing OAS countries are also pictured.

NASSAU, The Bahamas – The Bahamas Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MOEST) and the General Secretariat of the Organization of American States (OAS), today, signed a Memorandum of Understanding that will provide scholarships and training programs for Bahamian students.
 
The Minister of Education, Science and Technology the Hon. Jerome Fitzgerald and His Excellency Luis Almagro, OAS Secretary General, signed the understanding, Thursday, February 9th during the official opening ceremony of the 9th Inter-American Meeting of Ministers of Education (9IAMME) at Atlantis Resort, Paradise Island.
 
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His Excellency Luis Almagro, Secretary General, Organization of American States, addresses the opening ceremony of the 9IAMME.


The signing was witnessed by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Works and Urban Development, the Hon. Philip Davis and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Immigration the Hon. Fred Mitchell.   Senior Bahamian Government officials, Education Ministers from the 35 OAS countries, representatives of the World Bank, Latin America and the Caribbean were also present.
 
The agreement allows for the completion of technical studies, certificates, undergraduate and graduate degrees at colleges and universities identified by the OAS and the Ministry in OAS Member States and Permanent Observer Countries.
 
Twenty-nine academic areas and 27 technical areas have been identified as “priority” areas of the MOEST. Twenty-nine professional development courses, most of which are available online, are being offered at a significantly reduced cost.

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The OAS and Bahamian flags are carried by the Royal Bahamas Defence Force Rangers in the Colour Guard at 9IAMME.


The OAS’ Consortium of Universities, comprising almost 40 universities, will offer partial and full scholarships along with other incentives.
 
Moreover, 15 Partnership Programs for Education and Training are being agreed upon, with the vast majority catering to those pursuing master’s degrees.
 
The 9IAMME is taking place February 9-10. Highlights of the conference include an exhibition that features top winners of the National Best Practice Awards, as well as best practices from other OAS states.
 
The theme for the Conference is, The Inter-American Education Agenda: Building Alliances and Advancing Towards the Sustainable Development Goals.
 
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The Hon. Jerome Fitzgerald, Minister of Education, Science and Technology, signs Memorandum of Understanding between The Bahamas and the Organization of American States for educational opportunities. Also shown are Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie (centre) and OAS Secretary General His Excellency Luis Almagro.


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Students of C. C. Sweeting Senior High School Choir welcome delegates to The Bahamas with a song.


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The Hon. Jerome Fitzgerald, the Minister of Education, Science and Technology gives remarks during the opening of 9IAMME.



Please find attached BELOW the approved Ministerial documents for the 9th Inter-American Meeting of Ministers of Education (9IAMME):


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