From the document:
The vision of the Ministry of Education, Sports, Youth, and Gender Affairs in Antigua and Barbuda is to encourage lifelong learning and educate our citizens to access and evaluate knowledge through creative problem-solving and critical thinking in preparation for work in a dynamic national, regional and global economy.
Our mission is to ensure that all students in Antigua and Barbuda obtain the highest quality education possible from the pre-school to the post graduate level that will enable them to become good citizens who will be able to compete nationally, regionally and globally. We will work with various stakeholders in the society in order to improve and strengthen our educational, sports and youth empowerment institutions, to develop productive citizens, who can learn and work independently and cooperatively to contribute to their national, regional and global communities.
Within the framework of this vision and mission, the government of Antigua and Barbuda recognizes that knowledge-based activities have become increasingly important. It is this recognition that has prompted Government to develop the use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in its daily activities. There has been a thrust in training citizens to use available technology and to become more effective and efficient.
Through the introduction of a new ICT in Education Policy for Antigua and Barbuda, it is the Ministry’s hope to respond to the change which technology brings to the nature of work and the work place, the so-called ‘Knowledge Revolution’. This is paramount for the Ministry, charged with the responsibility to educate the labour force to harness the power of ICT for continued development. We are committed to improving the teaching, learning and administrative processes in the education system with effective use of ICT and to provide all students with the basic ICT skills that are necessary for the information age.