Education in Grenada
Grenada is an island country, which is also known as ‘Island of Spice’ is located in the southeastern Caribbean Sea. The climate of Grenada is tropical hot and humid during the rainy season, while it is cool in the dry season.
The Education System in Grenada is not very well developed and has resulted in dropping out or less attendance of students in the schools. Although country has a high enrollment rate but household work among children has kept students away from Education. Education in Grenada is free and compulsory between the ages of 6 and 14 years.
Grenada follows traditional academic pathway for education, i.e. primary, middle, secondary and tertiary. Primary schooling takes six years. Middle school is the first phase of lower secondary education and lasts for three years (grades 7-9). The upper secondary school phase lasts for two years.
Grenada is a member of the Caribbean Examinations Council, students write the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC). Five CSECs are needed for higher levels of study; there are 33 subjects for students to choose from, ranging from arts to sciences. For admission to higher education students may take the Caribbean Advanced Placement Exam (CAPE).
The New Life Organization Training Center (NEWLO) is the primary vocational center in Grenada.