Antigua and Barbuda will be a part of a regional programme that is designed to create greater access to quality education for children.
Therefore, residents are encouraged to take part in a survey called “Program for Educational Advancement and Relevant Learning (PEARL),” which is being conducted in association with the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS).
The programme was launched to create a new educational experience for the region’s children, and one of the focus areas for Antigua and Barbuda is Special Educational Needs.
Joyann-Ann Harrigan, the Education Officer for Special Needs Education, is encouraging administrators, educators, healthcare professionals and parents to participate in the process through Survey Monkey.
Harrigan says the survey is taking place simultaneously in all OECS territories; and once the information is gathered, stakeholders will come together and hold discussions on the way forward.
The online survey will remain open until the end of October, and can be accessed at the link surveymonkey.com Special Education Needs Survey Alpha Version.