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Vision and Mandate

Vision

Our vision is to have more well-educated and self-reliant Nunavummiut. We aim for our high school graduation rates to be on par with the rest of Canada and for the majority of Nunavut youth to graduate from high school, college or university, and with the same level of skills, knowledge and abilities as graduates from anywhere in Canada.

We foresee more Nunavummiut employed as skilled professionals and tradespersons working in the public sector, the mining and fishing industry and the smaller business sectors such as the arts and tourism here in Nunavut.

We want to have more bilingual Inuktut speaking teachers who will help increase bilingualism in our students. Bilingual education contributes to the preservation, use and promotion of Inuktut and helps to ensure that Nunavummiut can be served in all our official languages.

 

Mandate

We have been mandated by the Honourable David Joanasie Minister of Education to create a healthy, strong, and flourishing Nunavut. Education is the key to that success.  We are committed to taking actions that will lead to real and visible progress for Nunavummiut by providing quality education and training opportunities. Our goal is the development of self-reliance and we are working to provide a vibrant learning environment that encourages academic success, guided by Inuit cultures and values.  

Latest News

02 March 2018 
The Department of Education is currently accepting community funding requests for the proposed 2018...
26 February 2018 
On February 28, wear pink! Show your support and take a stand against bullying...
01 February 2018 
If you are a full-time grade 11, 12 and post-secondary student, the Department of Education wants...
01 January 2018 
The application deadline is February 15, 2018.
23 November 2017 
Nunavut Education Week is November 27 to December 1, 2017
27 October 2017 
Attention all Government of Nunavut employees: Take Our Kids to Work day will take place on...

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