CARIBBEAN NETHERLANDS – Representatives of Ministries of Education of the Netherlands, Curacao, Aruba and St. Maarten on Bonaire last week for the second official consultation for the four countries this year. During this consultation, four officials from the education ministries Discussed various topics for cooperation in the field of education, culture and science. The purpose of consultations thesis was to set the agenda and prepare for the second ministerial Four-Country Consultation thatwill take place in the Netherlands in November.
The first ministerial Four-Country Consultation firing place Earlier this year, on Curacao. This consultation kicked off cooperation between the four countries in areas zoals local teacher training, intangible heritage, the ratification of the UNESCO 2001 convention on underwater heritage, internship exchanges in the Caribbean, the introduction of the education system of the Caribbean Examination Council (CXC ) and the transfer of students for further education in the surrounding region or in the Netherlands.