Nunavut seeks input on schooling Act changes

Posted on Sep 18 2016 - 7:02am by lepocha

'The goal of these public consultations and the amendments to the Education Act is to establish a collective vision for education,' said Education Minister Paul Quassa.

The authorities of Nunavut is gathering public feedback on the territory’s schooling Act through consultations across the territory.

The primary consultation in Iqaluit is taking place this night at L’Ecole des Trois-Soleils at 7 p.m.

The first overview of the territory’s 2008 education Act caused suggestions for some dramatic modifications, such as transferring the emphasis from Inuit language and culture to a standardized training gadget, and converting the way faculties cope with non-attenders.

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Remaining November the Languages Commissioner of Nunavut called the final file from the unique committee to check the training Act a step backwards in shielding and revitalizing the Inuit language.

Schooling Minister Paul Quassa informed the legislature earlier this month that the session length has been prolonged by way of several months.

“The aim of those public consultations and the amendments to the education Act is to set up a collective vision for schooling,”stated Quassa.

“We are listening and we want to listen your critiques and questions.”

Consultations had been scheduled in Rankin Inlet and Cambridge Bay ultimate week and one is scheduled on June 16 in Pond Inlet.

The second one consultation in Iqaluit will take vicinity June 20 at 6 p.m. at Inuksuk excessive college.

Those consultations are part of section one; the second section will begin in August.

The authorities will talk over with Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. over the route of the 3-month overview length.

The closing date for comments on the schooling Act is Sept. 2. The minister of education could be tabling proposed amendments for the review of MLAs within the wintry weather 2017 consultation.