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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

26 July 2019
Minister of Education, David Joanasie, and President of the Qikiqtani Inuit Association (QIA), P.J...
18 June 2019
10 year old time capsule opened in Baker Lake, contents now on display
30 May 2019
The Department of Education today released Choosing Our Path Forward, the report detailing the 2018...
20 March 2019
The Department firmly believes that elders play an important role as co-instructors and specialists...
28 January 2019
On February 27, wear pink! Pink Day’s theme for 2019 is #BeSomeonesHero, which highlights...
25 January 2019
January 27 is Canadian Family Literacy Day’s 20th anniversary!

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