Government Agencies in Bahamas, The
- Government Agencies
- Policy and Plans
The Ministry of Education is the body responsible for education policy and development in the Bahamas. The Quality Assurance Unit within the ministry accredits and assesses higher education qualifications in the country; a separate division, the Testing and Evaluation Section, administers national examinations at primary and secondary level.
There are several initiatives to improve the academic curriculum in the public school system, with a particular emphasis on improving performance in mathematics at The Bahamas Junior Certificate and General Certificate of Secondary Education levels. Educators, including The Bahamas Association of Mathematics Educators, have underlined the importance of mathematics education in many academic disciplines and employment sectors.