AUB Moving To Accreditation Status

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Education Minister Ronald Jones has dispelled any notion that the American University of Barbados (AUB), School of Medicine, here since 2011, is not moving in the direction of accreditation. Addressing a press conference at the AUB’s Wildey headquarters yesterday,  he said, “This AUB, just like all others, first must be registered as a tertiary provider of education, by the Barbados …

AUB Contributing To Economic Sector

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Government is pleased with the establishment of the American University of Barbados (AUB), School of Medicine, which has been operating here since September 2011. This was emphasised yesterday by Minister of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Ronald Jones during a press conference at the AUB’s new headquarters at the former site of the Barbados External Telecommunications, Wildey, St. Michael. Acknowledging …

High Standards At Schools’ Music Festival

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This year’s Schools’ Music Festival has been described as being of “an extremely high standard” by Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Senator Harry Husbands. Speaking towards the end of the event at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre yesterday, Senator Husbands said it was quite clear schools had taken it to a high level in …

CTEP A Revenue Earner For Region

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Education Minister Ronald Jones has welcomed the idea of the Caribbean Tech Entrepreneurship Programme (CTEP) in Barbados, stating it not only addressed the acquisition of knowledge but also the development of that knowledge into a final project. “It is there to solve a particular problem…moving the idea to a revenue stream. It is not only assisting with the clarification of …

Minister Jones Meets Canadian Envoy

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The success of programmes ongoing with Canada, and the Education Ministry’s future plans, were the focus of discussion, when Canada’s High Commissioner to Barbados, Marie Legault, called on Minister Ronald Jones recently at the Elsie Payne Complex. Accompanied by his top officials, including Permanent Secretary, June Chandler; and Chief Education Officer, Karen Best, Mr. Jones welcomed Ambassador Legault and acknowledged …

$10 Million Education Boost From China

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From left to right: Commercial Counsellor, China’s Embassy in Barbados, Zhang Xiu; China’s Ambassador to Barbados, Wang Ke; Prime Minister Freundel Stuart; Education Minister, Ronald Jones; and Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Education, Senator Harry Husbands, looking at some of the teaching materials which were donated today. (B.Hinds/BGIS) Education in Barbados has been bolstered with a donation of some BDS $10 …

‘Power Of Choice’ At Charles F. Broome

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Initiatives such as The Power of Choice, which dovetails with the Schools’ Positive Behavioural Management Programme, are helping to shape schools into what the Education Ministry expects them to become. “That is, places of discipline, places of learning or centres of learning; centres of hope, joy and peace, diligence, respect and commitment,” said Minister of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, …

Charles F. Broome To Launch Power Of Choice

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Charles F. Broome Memorial Primary School will this Friday, February 24, officially sign on to the Power of Choice initiative. The initiative, which places emphasis on inculcating positive behaviours in children, is a structured programme that seeks also to influence character development; expose students to myriad life skills; and instill within them a sense of purpose and respect. The school …

‘Power Of Choice’ Gets Thumbs Up

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Education Minister, Ronald Jones, cutting the ribbon to officially launch the Power of Choice Screen Network at St. Leonard’s Boys’ Secondary School. Looking on are: (l-r) Principal of the Foundation School, Robert Cumberbatch; Managing Director of FreeMind Institute and Power of Choice, Errol Griffith; Managing Director of Screenplay Advertising, Shane Lewis and Principal of St. Leonard’s Boys’, Joseph Maynard. (GP) The …

Jones: Hints Of Sabotage At Combermere

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Education officials are paying attention to “what appears as a deliberate attempt to sabotage the work” which Government, along with its partners, carried out at Combermere School, over the last several months. Minister of Education, Ronald Jones, disclosed this on Tuesday in the House of Assembly as he delivered a Ministerial Statement on Issues Affecting the Combermere School and Initiatives …