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Commonwealth Education Conference 24 October 2003

The Isle of Man is to be represented for the first time at a major conference of education ministers from around the world.

Education Minister Steve Rodan MHK will attend the 15th Conference of Commonwealth Education Ministers, starting in Edinburgh on Monday (October 27, 2003). He will be accompanied by Director of Education John Cain.

The four-day conference which is held every 3 years will bring together ministers from 52 Commonwealth countries. The Isle of Man is not a member of the Commonwealth but will participate by invitation of the Scottish Executive’s Education Department.

Meanwhile two A-level students from Ballakermeen School will represent the Island at the first Commonwealth Education Youth Summit taking place in Edinburgh at the same time. They are Maria Price of Ballabeg and Alex Hedges of Douglas.

Said Mr Rodan: ‘The conference will provide a first-hand opportunity to learn more about education policies throughout the Commonwealth. Meeting the delegates will also give us the chance to spread the word about how we do things in the Isle of Man.

‘This is all part of the increasing involvement of the Manx Government at international gatherings of this nature, and I am very grateful to the Education Department of the Scottish Executive for their kind invitation to attend.’

The Minister added: ‘I am delighted that we will be ably assisted in flying the Manx flag in Edinburgh by Maria Price and Alex Hedges. This should be a memorable experience for them and I wish them well in representing the Island.’

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