Scholarships Being Offered By Romania

Melissa Rollock Ministry News

The Romanian Government is providing full scholarships to Barbadian students who wish to pursue either undergraduate or postgraduate degrees in Romania, for the academic year beginning September 2019. The scholarships are being offered in the following areas: Political and Administrative Studies, Education Sciences, Romanian Culture and Civilization, Journalism, Technical Studies, Oil and Gas, Agricultural Sciences, Veterinary Medicine, Architecture and Visual …

Ross Partnership To Benefit Local Education

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The opening of the Ross University School of Medicine’s main campus in Barbados is expected to bring with it a number of benefits to local health care and education. Speaking at the official opening ceremony of the University’s campus at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre last Saturday, Minister of Education, Technological and Vocational Training, Santia Bradshaw, disclosed that the Ministry …

Nominations Open For UNESCO ICT Prize

bgis Ministry News

Tertiary institutions are being invited to nominate persons who have made a contribution to education through Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) for the 2018 UNESCO King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa Prize. It is being funded by the Kingdom of Bahrain and the theme is “The Use of Innovative Information and Communication Technologies to Ensure Education for the Most Vulnerable Groups”. …

Meetings To Discuss Criterion Referenced Test

Melissa Rollock Ministry News

Parents and Guardians of all children in Infants B, Class 2 and Class 3 are invited to attend a series of town hall meetings to discuss the processes involved in the administration of the Criterion Referenced Test and National Assessment. The Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation is also encouraging teachers and principals to attend the meetings which will …

BCC Looking Towards The Next 50 Years

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On the cusp of celebrating 50 years of providing tertiary education in Barbados, the Barbados Community College (BCC) is fixing its gaze on the global higher education marketplace. In fact, if Chairman of the Board of Management, Stephen Broome, has his way, the College could become a “second country provider” of higher educational services and programmes to countries in the …

Wyndham Reaches Out To Educational Institutions

Ian Inniss Ministry News

One of this island’s educational institutions could in the near future produce a General Manager of the soon-to-be-constructed Wyndham Resort‘s Sam Lord’s Castle). Eduardo Cruz del Rio, Wyndham’s Vice President of Operations for Latin America, operators of the Sam Lords Castle, shared this view yesterday at a meeting with some of the island’s senior education officials. In attendance were representatives …

We Bajans – Ada Straughn

Sharon Austin Top Stories

Retired educator Ada Straughn receives a Barbados Jubilee Honour from Prime Minister Freundel Stuart at Government House last Wednesday. (A.Miller/BGIS) Former students readily describe educator Ada Straughn as the “Head Mistress of Head Mistresses”, “a potent figure” in the shaping of their identity who set a “fine example” by her leadership. Others add that she has fulfilled the words in …

Teachers’ Professional Day October 21

Joy-Ann Gill Ministry News

Teachers’ Professional Day will be observed this Friday, October 21, and all schools will be closed. However, the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation has encouraged the management of schools to organise activities for professional development and the advancement of their institutions. The day is part of the activities to mark Education Month 2016, which is being celebrated this year …

Education More Than Preparing Students For Work

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The education system cannot only prepare students for the world of work. This was the strong message from Prime Minister Freundel Stuart last evening as he delivered the feature address at the opening ceremony of the Fifth International Conference on Higher Education at the Hilton Barbados Resort. Mr. Stuart said he had heard well-meaning persons state that the education system …

PM Underscores Importance Of Education

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Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has called on those involved in the education system to communicate to its beneficiaries that education is for their personal empowerment. Mr. Stuart made the comments last evening during the opening ceremony of the Fifth International Conference on Higher Education at the Hilton Barbados Resort. Pride & Industry: Celebrating 50 – Vision, Leadership, Engagement: Transforming Education …