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Saint Kitts and Nevis

Higher Education

St. Kitts and Nevis does not provide full tertiary level education. As of September 1998, students have been able to complete the first year of university locally. Thereafter, they would enroll at the University of West Indies (UWI), which has campuses at: Mona (Jamaica), Cave Hill (Barbados), and St. Augustine (Trinidad and Tobago). The UWI program also offers noncredit courses for adult learners. Berne University, with a campus at Clarence Fitzroy College, Basseterre, provides online and summer residency graduate programs.

The requirements for entry to the teaching profession are four ordinary level (O) subject passes in the school leaving examination, one of which must be English. Most teachers enroll in the division of Teacher Education at the college after at least one year teaching.


The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). The World Factbook 2000. Available from http://www.odci.gov/.

Petty, Osmon, Secretary for the Ministry of Education, St. Kitts & Nevis. Personal correspondence with the author. March 2001.

Redden, Kenneth R., ed. Modern Legal Systems. Buffalo, NY: Willaim S. Heid & Co., 1989.

—Dennis J. Stone

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