Centre Of Excellence For Education

Sharon Austin Top Stories

Government wants to make Barbados a centre for excellence in education across the globe. Minister of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Ronald Jones, expressed this desire recently when India’s Minister of State for Law and Justice and Corporate Affairs, Shri P.P Chaudhary, paid him a courtesy call at the Ministry’s Elsie Payne Complex, Constitution Road, St. Michael. Those attending the …

China’s Envoy Pleased With Mandarin Progress

Melissa Rollock Top Stories

The Ministry of Education and the University of the West Indies’ Confucius Institute at Cave Hill, have come in for high praise from new Chinese Ambassador to Barbados, Yan Xiusheng. Mr. Yan, who paid a visit to Minister of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Ronald Jones, on Wednesday, at the Ministry’s headquarters, said he was impressed with the speed with …

Barbados Becoming Medical Education Hub

Melissa Rollock Top Stories

Barbados is proving to be an attractive location for international medical universities. The most recent ones to set up here are Bridgetown International University (BIU) and Victoria University of Barbados (VUB), both located at Building No.2, Harbour Road, St. Michael. They bring the number of international medical schools operating on the island to seven. Both BIU and VUB are expected …

New UNICEF Rep Calls On Education Minister

Melissa Rollock Top Stories

Improving Barbados’ resilience to hurricanes and other natural disasters was high on the agenda when the new United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Representative for the Eastern Caribbean Area, Dr. Aloys Kamuragiye, paid a courtesy call on Minister of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Ronald Jones, yesterday at the Ministry’s Constitution Road, St. Michael headquarters. Dr. Kamuragiye, who also met with …

Three Lodge School Stalwarts Honoured

Melissa Rollock Top Stories

The Lodge School, at Society, St. John, can boast of having the most modern auditorium and pavilion throughout the entire school system. Minister of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Ronald Jones, officially named the modern buildings during a ceremony on Monday, after three former students, turned teachers, who contributed significantly to the development of the almost 280-year-old institution. The auditorium …

Bahamian Education Minister Lauds Nursery System

Melissa Rollock Top Stories

The Government of the Bahamas is looking to pattern its nursery education system after the Barbados model. Following a meeting with Minister of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Ronald Jones, at the Ministry’s Constitution Road, St. Michael headquarters on Tuesday, Bahamas’ Minister of Education, Jeffrey L. Lloyd, said he was impressed at how advanced Barbados was when it came to …

Bahamian Education Minister To Visit

Melissa Rollock Ministry News

The Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation will host a delegation from the Ministry of Education of The Bahamas, headed by Minister of Education, Jeffrey L. Lloyd, from Tuesday, December 5, to Wednesday, December 6. Mr. Lloyd and his contingent will examine Barbados’ nursery education system during the visit. On Tuesday, December 5, he will meet with Minister of …

Jones: Interest In Mandarin Growing

Melissa Rollock Top Stories

Mandarin, the official Chinese language, is on the verge of replacing Spanish and French as the foreign language of choice among Barbadians. Minister of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Ronald Jones, made this observation last Friday evening while addressing officials and recipients of the Chinese Ambassador’s Awards, during a ceremony at the Chinese Embassy, Rockley, Christ Church. Lashida Taylor, Tianna …

Retired UNICEF Rep’s Work Appreciated

Joy-Ann Gill Top Stories

Barbadian school children have benefited greatly from the work of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), thanks in part to retired UNICEF Representative for the Eastern Caribbean Area, Khin-Sandi Lwin. Education Minister, Ronald Jones, intimated this recently as the retired UNICEF Representative paid a farewell call on him at the Elsie Payne Complex. Lauding her near-six-year stint on the island, …

More Males Needed At BCC

Melissa Rollock Top Stories

Seventy per cent of the 1,019 students who graduated from the Barbados Community College (BCC) last Saturday evening were females, compared to 30 per cent of males. And, while expressing his concern over the gender disparity, Minister of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Ronald Jones, challenged management at the College to come up with creative ways to attract more males …