There are another five elementary schools, one school for secondary education, two expertise centres education care and one institution for social opportunity pathways for the young (SKJ) in the Caribbean Netherlands which achieved basic quality. This was established by the inspectors of the Education Inspectorate’s Caribbean Netherlands team following quality inspections which they performed on St. Eustatius, Saba and Bonaire during the past two weeks.
State Secretary Sander Dekker (Education) reacts with pleasure: “The teachers, school leaders and school boards of these schools have produced a remarkable performance. The pupils at their schools now receive the good education to which they are entitled. The good education that is so important for the future of Caribbean Netherlands. This deserves a huge compliment! “
Basic quality was achieved by:
The Bethel Methodist School, the Lynch Plantation SDA School and the Expertise Centre Education Care (ECE) on St. Eustatius;
The Sacred Heart School, the secondary education programme of the Saba Comprehensive School, the Expertise Center Education Care EC2 and the Saba Reach Foundation on Saba;
Kolegio Rayo di Solo and Kolegio Kristu Bon Wardador on Bonaire.
Achieving basic quality concerns the educational learning process and the quality care. The learning achievements do not yet equal the level of the European Netherlands: this is a matter which requires commitment for the longer term.
More and more schools in the Caribbean Netherlands manage to raise their education to a sufficient level. Educational institutions which achieved basic quality at an earlier stage are Fundashon Forma (social opportunity pathways for the young) and elementary schools De Pelikaan, Kolegio San Bernardo and Kolegio San Luis Bertran on Bonaire and the Golden Rock School (primary education) on St. Eustatius.
This means that currently 9 of the 12 schools for primary education, 1 of the 3 schools for secondary education, 2 of the 3 Expertise Centres Education Care and 2 of the 3 institutions for social opportunity pathways for the young have achieved basic quality.
The criteria for basic quality have been laid down in policy documents on basic quality in education. Achieving basic quality is an important objective of the Education Agenda for the Dutch Caribbean, which has been adopted for the 2011-2016 period.
Press release RCN.