Government of St. Lucia Statistical Digest 2018: Past trends present position and projections up to 2019/20



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Corporate Planning Unit Department of Education, Innovation and Gender Relations, St. Lucia


The 2018 Digest highlights data on various constituents and components of the education sector. It reports on student enrolment, dropouts, repeaters and graduates. Data are included on teachers, local and regional examinations, education financing and student welfare programmes. The data compiled are used to calculate indicators which are necessary to monitor the progress of numerous targets and goals such as the monitoring indicators for the 2015-2020 Education Sector Development Plan. These indicators are used by the DOEIGR and National Government as well as regional and international agencies such as the OECS, Caribbean Development Bank, World Bank, UNICEF and UNESCO. They assist in the monitoring, evaluation and review of the education system’s progress in achieving its targets and goals for example Education for All (EFA), Millennium Development Goals (MDG) and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)


The Education Statistical Digest is an annual publication of the Corporate Planning Unit of the Department of Education, Innovation and Gender Relations (DOEIGR). The 2018 Digest analyses data reflecting the academic year, which commenced in September 2017 and ended in July 2018. This Digest depicts trends and projections in various sub-sectors of the education system. The Digest can be used by Policy Makers, Planners, Researchers and other personnel to make rational assumptions and sound decisions for the education system in Saint Lucia.

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