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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 Paul Quassa 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

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...
05 October 2017 
Celebrate World Teachers’ Day on October 5
03 October 2017 
October is National Principals’ Month.
20 September 2017 
More spaces, professional development opportunities and focus on Nunavut’s official languages
12 September 2017 
“It is great that our jurisdictions can work together towards incorporating Inuit culture into the...

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