The Ministry provides leadership and funding, develops policy and legislation, develops accountability frameworks and monitors performance for all education, youth, sports, library, cultural and rehabilitative matters.

The Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth Affairs and Sports has responsibility for all educational services, the Department of Culture, the Department of Library Services, the Department of Youth Affairs and Sports as well as the BVI National Commission for UNESCO.


To develop the mental, physical, social and spiritual being of every individual whom the Ministry serves so that they become responsible and productive in an increasingly vibrant and technological Virgin Islands society.


To provide high quality education and rehabilitative services, as well as, to facilitate access to and participation in sports, recreation and culture, in order to enrich the lives of all residents of these Virgin Islands.

Core Values

We believe in a safe and healthy working environment where employees feel valued and respected, where confidentiality and ethics are promoted, and efficient service is rendered.


Ministry Subjects

The Minister of Education, Culture, Youth Affairs and Sports subjects include: Cinemas, Colleges and Universities, Culture and Cultural Heritage, Education, Festival and Fairs, Public Libraries, Scholarships (excluding Civil Service Training), Sports and Recreation and Youth Affairs.


Statutory Board

Other Boards/ Associated Agencies

Board of Film Censors
Festival and Fairs Committee
Library Services Committee
Scholarship Trust Fund Board
Adopt-a-School Committee
Medical School Steering Negotiation Commitee (Not Active)
Early Education Advisory Committee (Not Active)
Education Advisory Board (Not Active)
Scholarship Committee
Sir Rupert Briercliffe Hall
Association for the Promotion of Arts

Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth Affairs, Fisheries and Agriculture
P.O. Box 72 Wickham’s Cay 1
Road Town, Tortola
Virgin Islands (British) VG1110 

Business Hours:

Monday - Friday  
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Telephone: 1(284) 468-2151
​Fax: 1(284) 468-3343