05/21/2014 11:36 EDT | Updated 07/21/2014 05:59 EDT

Nova Scotia launches review of services for African Nova Scotian students

HALIFAX - Nova Scotia's Education Department has launched an internal review in an effort to strengthen services available for African Nova Scotian students.

The department says the review will examine mandates, roles, responsibilities and governance of organizations to identify what services can be improved upon and ensure there is no duplication.

The review will look at the Council on African Canadian Education, the Delmore (Buddy) Daye Africentric Learning Institute, the Black Educators Association and the provincial Education Department's African Canadian Services Division.

It will also go over reports, legislation, contracts and department recommendations to develop a plan that sets out the responsibilities and expectations of each organization.

The review is expected to take six weeks.