Education in Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Kitts and Nevis is also known by the Federation of Saint Christopher and Nevis. It is located in the Leeward Islands.
Education in Saint Kitts and Nevis is compulsory between the ages of 5 and 16. Elementary education lasts for seven years followed by four years of secondary education at the first level and two at the second level. According to the 2005 Education Act, the Ministry of Education is responsible for assisting in the establishment and maintenance of education institutions and other facilities for tertiary, adult and continuing education and special education. For learners with a range of special education needs, education and training are provided at the Cotton Thomas Comprehensive School in Saint Kitts or the Cicele Brown Integrated School (CBIS) in Nevis.
The Education Act provides the legal framework for the management of the education sector. The Ministry of Education is the highest authority in education. The chief education officer is responsible for the general administration of the Education Act.