Core Tasks:

  1. Responsible for policy, laws and regulations with reference to education , and the monitoring of the execution of the above;
  2. Taking care of policy, laws and regulations related to educational renewing and monitoring its execution;
  3. Taking care of information campaigns and disseminating information concerning policy, laws and regulations with reference to educational matters;
  4. Promoting, executing and the directing of policy supported qualitative and quantitative research and planning activities related to educational matters;
  5. Promoting, executing and the directing of research in education;
  6. The development and implementation of policy and procedures related to developments in the area of educational support;
  7. The furthering and coordinating of the affairs of St. Maarten related to education with kingdom, regional and international connections;
  8. Advising government over the allocation of resources on the basis of research, progress reports and the prognosis of the programme organizations;
  9. Responsible for the strengthening of policies related to the continued improvement and of the quality and quantity of the human resources of St. Maarten.
  10. Responsible for policy, laws and regulations related to study financing, as well as overseeing the implementation of these;
  11. Responsible for policy, laws and regulations related to quality control, as well as overseeing the implementation of these;
  12. Responsible for policy, laws and regulations related to student care, as well as overseeing the implementation of these;
  13. Responsible for policy, laws and regulations related to examinations, as well as overseeing the implementation of these;
  14. Responsible for carrying our policies related to UNESCO’s affairs in the area of education, as well as overseeing the implementation of these;
  15. Promoting the welfare of all members of the society through education; 16. Promoting the principle of equality through education

Study Financing Division


Objectives:
  1. To provide study financing, information and support for those following training at MBO/SBO, HBO and WO levels on St. Maarten, the Netherlands as well as the promotion of studies in the United States, the region and other places.
  2. In a dynamic, innovative and client-friendly manner, provide information, support and financing to give citizens of St. Maarten who meet the criteria the opportunity to develop professionally;
  3. To play a role in the personal development of the citizens of St. Maarten and to assist in creating opportunities for a better future for individuals and the community at large.

Student Support Division


Objectives:
To Providing care support to students and student support service for their effective development. 

Examinations Division

Objectives:
The development of tests and examinations that are valid and reliable for education on St. Maarten. 

Inspection OCJS Division

Objectives:
  1. ​To supervise (control and inspect) in an efficient and effective manner the working of the laws and regulations as well as the policies in the area of education;
  2. The promotion of education on St. Maarten to ensure that it is in compliance with internationally established norms and regulations;
  3. To supervise (control and inspect) in an efficient and effective manner the working of the laws and regulations as well as the policies in the area of culture, youth and sports;