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 …

BCC’s Graduation Ceremony Nov. 4

Melissa Rollock Ministry News

Minister of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Ronald Jones, will address over 1,000 graduands who have successfully completed their studies when the Barbados Community College (BCC) holds its 44th graduation ceremony on Saturday, November 4, at the Garfield Sobers Sports Complex, Wildey, St. Michael. The ceremony, which starts at 5:00 p.m., is being held under the theme: Sustaining the Quality, …

Charles F. Broome Wins Mental Maths

Joy-Ann Gill Ministry News

Charles F. Broome Memorial Primary has emerged as the winner of the inaugural Primary Mental Maths Competition, after defeating Cuthbert Moore Primary at the Erdiston Teachers’ Training College, Pine Hill, St. Michael and gaining the Mental Maths Challenge Shield. Impressed by the high quality of the Finals and the mental acuity of the students, Minister of Education, Science, Technology and …

Ten Primary Schools Get Books

Joy-Ann Gill Top Stories

Over 300 books were today received by 10 primary schools to augment their library stock. In handing over the materials, purchased by his Ministry, Education Minister, Ronald Jones, deemed the exercise “an important one”, noting that from time to time there was a need to replenish the resources in all schools and in particular, those at the primary level. “Nursery …

Jones: Practice Excellence From Early

Jamal Weekes Ministry News

“The practice of excellence starts from early.” Minister of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Ronald Jones, shared this insight recently with new and returning students of the American University of Barbados School of Medicine (AUB) during that institution’s Orientation and Awards Ceremony. Mr. Jones encouraged the students to strive for the very best as they continued to pursue their educational …

Polytechnic Gets Name Change

Joy-Ann Gill Top Stories

One of Barbados’ top technical and vocational institutions has changed its name. The Samuel Jackman Prescod Polytechnic has been renamed the Samuel Jackman Prescod Institute of Technology (SJPI), to reflect the new initiatives and programmes that have brought it into contemporary times. At last Thursday’s renaming ceremony at Wildey, St. Michael, Minister of Education, Ronald Jones, described it as a …

Maria Holder Nursery School Opens

Joy-Ann Gill Top Stories

Another state-of-the-art school has officially opened, with Education Minister Ronald Jones lauding the generosity of The Maria Holder Memorial Trust and extolling the strides made in early childhood education since the1960s. Maria Holder Nursery School, Oldbury, as it is called, currently houses 72 pupils, a figure which is expected to move to 90 come January. Its presence has now brought …

Continue To Build On Firm Foundations

Joy-Ann Gill Top Stories

School leaders have been urged by Education Minister, Ronald Jones, to elicit the true potential of their students. The Minister was addressing today’s church service at Abundant Life Assembly, to mark the start of Education Month 2017 under the theme: Firm Foundations = Quality Education. While noting that the majority of our young people were “good, honourable and blessed,” he …