Scholars Urged To Be Good Ambassadors

Deirdre Gittens Top Stories

The 2017/2018 recipients of the Chinese Government Scholarship have been urged to do their best, be good ambassadors for Barbados and most importantly to learn the language and immerse themselves in the culture. These words of encouragement were given by Minister of Education, Ronald Jones, at the delivery ceremony of the admission letters for the scholarship winners, held recently at …

QC Tops Scholarship & Exhibitions

Theresa Blackman Top Stories

With a total of 15 scholarships and 11 exhibitions, Queen’s College has received the lion’s share of the 45 scholarships distributed this year. This was revealed by Minister of Education, Ronald Jones, who disclosed that in addition to Queen’s College’s 26 winners, Harrison College received 11 scholarships and five exhibitions; The Foundation School, one exhibition; and the Barbados Community College, …

Poor Knowledge Of History A Concern

Joy-Ann Gill Top Stories

Education Minister, Ronald Jones says he is frightened by the lack of history embedded in the minds of our young people. Delivering the feature address at the Lynch’s Old Scholar’s Association’s dinner and gala last Saturday night at the Clock Tower, Garrison Savannah, he lamented that this had led society to where it was today. “That frightens the daylights out …

Jones: Lynch’s A Leader In Education

Joy-Ann Gill Top Stories

Lynch’s Secondary School’s [Green Lynch’s] contribution to the Barbadian landscape came at a time when secondary education was denied to a large swathe of Barbadian students particularly those who came from the very low working class, the middle class and the vulnerable in the society. Education Minister, Ronald Jones, emphasised this last Saturday night, as he delivered the feature address …

Jones: Entrepreneurship The Way To Go

Joy-Ann Gill Top Stories

The days of being told to “learn and look for a job” are over. Education Minister, Ronald Jones, emphasised this today as he addressed the “Wrap Up Session” of a three-month incubation programme facilitated by the Caribbean Tech Entrepreneurship programme (CTEP) at the Accra Beach Hotel. Mr. Jones said: “We have to infuse in our student populations, from as early …

Need For More Education Partnerships

Joy-Ann Gill Top Stories

While there is a role for Government in higher education that includes the building out of human resources, equipping them with competencies and tools to carry projects forward, others too must play their part. This was emphasised today as Minister of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Ronald Jones, addressed the opening of the 16th Annual Conference of the Association of …

Schools Urged To Set 11 Plus Targets

Joy-Ann Gill Top Stories

Rather than simply focusing on the national mean of the Barbados Secondary Schools’ Examination (BSSEE), schools are being advised to set the target they want to achieve in any given year. This recommendation came from Education Minister, Ronald Jones, as he addressed the 2017 graduating class of St. Bartholomew’s Primary School, at Sunbury Plantation in St. Philip. Explaining further, Mr. …

Graduates Urged To Author Their Own Stories

Joy-Ann Gill Top Stories

Be the author of your own story! This was the key message Minister of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Ronald Jones, sent to the 2017 graduating class of St. Ambrose Primary School yesterday, during a ceremony themed: I am the Author of My Own Story, at the Barbados Public Workers’ Cooperative Credit Union. The Education Minister told the children that …

New Erdiston Recruits Given Advice

Joy-Ann Gill Top Stories

Over 200 trainee teachers about to study at the Erdiston Teachers’ Training College (ETTC) have been urged to think before they speak and be careful of how they interact with their charges. This advice was issued today by Minister of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Ronald Jones, as he addressed the opening ceremony for programmes for the academic year 2017-2018, …

Education Leaders Have Role To Play

Joy-Ann Gill Top Stories

Despite the challenges faced by the region, leaders in education must still help to move the Caribbean forward. This was a key message sent to those in leadership positions in higher education, at the opening recently of the Association of Caribbean Tertiary Institution’s (ACTI) professional development retreat, at Courtyard by Marriott. Minister of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Ronald Jones, …