Meantime, Students from both the Washington Archibald and Verchilds High Schools in St. Kitts, were on Monday Oct. 14th educated on the importance of statistics and careers in the field.
Project Analyst in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Secretariat of Statistics Canada, Eleanor Melanson, told the students that statistics is about turning data into knowledge. The Project Analyst is currently in the Federation to partake in the Department of Statistics’ week of activities in observance of Caribbean Statistics Day, today Oct. 15th.
“Surveys are one method of collection and we as statistical agencies… use them in order to gather information in every sector, be it agriculture, education or healthcare,” Ms. Melanson said. She will be in St. Kitts-Nevis for two days to conduct several meetings aimed at assisting the Department of Statistics with collecting, compiling and reporting in SDG indicators.
The Department of Statistics’ week of activities continues with Presentation to Clarence Fitzroy Bryant College (CFBC) Student with Best Results in Statistics on Friday, October 18 at CFBC, and Staff Retreat on Friday, October 25 at the St. Kitts Credit Union Conference Room.