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Students of the Kativik School Board will be receiving Secondary Studies Diplomas as of the 2017-2018 school year
Kuujjuaq, Qc. (August 25, 2017) – The Kativik School Board is glad to inform Nunavimmiut that as of the current school year, students who complete their secondary studies will receive a Secondary Studies Diploma from the Quebec Ministry of Education.
“This is a very good news for everyone in Nunavik,” said Kativik School Board President Alicie Nalukturuk. In July, the school board was informed that the Mathematics and the Science and Technology programs it offers are equivalent to the ministerial programs.
“The school board’s programs were examined by the Ministry of Education and determined to be at par with the programs offered in the rest of the province. This is a great step forward,” added Nalukturuk.
In mathematics, students will be taking the ministerial examination. In science and technology, students will be taking a year-end exam developed by KSB. The school board will be offering maximum support to students in order to ensure that they succeed when taking the ministry year-end exam in mathematics and the KSB year-end exam in science and technology.
In addition to the Mathematics and Science and Technology programs, the KSB program Individualized Pathway for Learning (IPL) has been reviewed by the ministry of education. The program was also determined to be equivalent to the ministerial pre-work program. This will make it possible for students who complete their IPL or project-based learning program to receive a Pre-Work Training Certificate from the Ministry of Education, in addition to their school board recognition.
The school board is also actively working on a solution for students who received an Attestation of Equivalence of Secondary Studies (AESS) from the Mnistry of Education between 2015 and 2017. “We approached the Minister of Education with specific demands in this regard,” mentioned Nalukturuk.
The Kativik School Board (KSB) was created in 1975, under the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement. Since 1978, it has been the exclusive provider of academic services to the population of Nunavik. The education programs developed by the KSB are offered in all schools of the 14 Nunavik communities, in Inuktitut as first language and in French and English as second languages. The school board operates 17 primary and secondary schools as well as 5 adult education centres. More information can be found at: www.kativik.qc.ca
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