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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

27 July 2020
On Friday, July 24, the Department of Education release the 2020-21 Opening Plan for Nunavut Schools: Health and Safety. Because there are no...
25 June 2020
Need support to reach your post-secondary education goals?
16 March 2020
Dr. Michael Patterson, Nunavut’s Chief Public Health Officer, today recommended the temporary closure of all schools and daycares in Nunavut to limit...
02 March 2020
The Department of Education is currently accepting community funding requests for the 2020-21 Healthy Children Initiative.
19 February 2020
The Department of Education invites Nunavummiut to wear pink on Wednesday, February 26, in support of Pink Day.
30 January 2020
The Department of Education is seeking youth between the ages of 13 and 18 and post-secondary students to apply for the Explore program. Explore is a...
17 January 2020
The Government of Nunavut (GN) is looking for feedback on the major renovation and addition of Sakku School in Coral Harbour.
05 November 2019
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31 October 2019
Passionate about enhancing education in Nunavut? Do you wish to be a community leader, representing students, parents, and your community?
12 September 2019
Curious about how the proposed changes found in Bill 25 will affect the education system?
10 September 2019
The first initiative of the 10-Year Strategic Partnership between Nunavut Arctic College (NAC) and Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN) is the...
09 September 2019
Working together to support the preservation and strengthening of Inuktut in Nunavut

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