Parkinson Memorial Adopted By Private Sector

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Over the next five years, the Parkinson Memorial School will undergo a physical transformation that will hopefully spill over into how students there view themselves and The Pine, St. Michael school. Minister of Education, Technological and Vocational Training, Santia Bradshaw, announced on Wednesday, that a rebranding of the school would be undertaken by Goddard’s Enterprises Limited (GEL) and Sign Depot. …

New School Boards Briefed On Duties

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Members of the new Boards of Management of public secondary schools have been briefed on the gravity of the role they will play in the management of the island’s schools, during an orientation session held by the Ministry of Education, Technological and Vocational Training today. Representatives of all secondary school boards were present at the all-day session, which was held …

Cadet Corps A Beacon For Educational System

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The discipline and excellence displayed by the Barbados Cadet Corps (BCC) should be replicated throughout the educational system. Minister of Education, Technological and Vocational Training, Santia Bradshaw, emphasised this point this morning as she delivered the keynote address at the opening ceremony of the 31st Caribbean Commandants’ Conference at the Headquarters of the Barbados Defence Force, St. Ann’s Fort, Garrison, …

History Created With 2018 Barbados Scholarships And Exhibitions

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This year will be recorded as an historic one for the award of Barbados Scholarships and Exhibitions. Not only was it the first time that The St. Michael School joined the prestigious ranks of other institutions by securing a Barbados scholar in the person of Nathan Lovell, but according to Minister of Education, Technological and Vocational Training, Santia Bradshaw, there …

Free Tuition For UWI, BCC & Erdiston Students

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From September, this year, students pursuing full-time or part-time undergraduate programmes at the University of the West Indies, the Barbados Community College and the Erdiston Teachers’ Training College will have their tuition fees paid by the Government of Barbados. Minister of Education, Technological and Vocational Training (METVT), Santia Bradshaw, made the announcement via a Ministerial Statement yesterday, in the House …

SCPD Lauded For Its Work With At-Risk Youth

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The work which Supreme Counselling for Personal Development (SCPD) is doing in schools to curb bullying and other behavioural problems has come in for high praise from Minister of Education, Technological and Vocational Training (METVT), Santia Bradshaw. The programme has been such a success in the few schools where it is currently instituted that the Ministry is planning to expand …

Education Minister Meets With Chinese Envoy

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The Ministry of Education, Technological and Vocational Training and the People’s Republic of China are pleased with the progress of the Hope Agricultural Training Institute at Hope Plantation, St. Lucy. Minister of Education, Santia Bradshaw, and Ambassador Yan Xiusheng during a recent courtesy call both expressed their satisfaction with the project, which is currently under construction. The objective of the …

Minister Promises To Combat School Violence

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The Ministry of Education, Technological and Vocational Training will be drawing on the expertise of a number of professionals to deal with the problem of violence in schools. Addressing the opening of the Barbados Association of Principals of Public Secondary Schools’ (BAPPSS) educational conference last night at the Barbados Defence Force, Minister Santia Bradshaw once again reinforced her Ministry’s commitment …

Ministry Launches Anti-Violence Campaign

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Thousands of students across Barbados made a pledge against violence today, as the Ministry of Education, Technological and Vocational Training (METVT) and UNICEF launched their Anti-violence campaign under the theme: Peace Begins With Me; Talk it Out, Violence Solves Nothing. Minister of Education, Santia Bradshaw, also officially declared July 2, as National Pledge Day, during the launch at Princess Margaret …

Christ Church Girls’ & St. Cyprian’s Take Top Spots

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Minister of Education, Technological and Vocational Training, Santia Bradshaw, announcing the results of this year’s Barbados Secondary Schools’ Entrance Examination. Also pictured are Chief Education Officer, Karen Best (right) and Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Education, Technological and Vocational Training, Dr. Romel Springer. (M. Elcock/BGIS) Christ Church Girls’ School and St. Cyprian’s Boys’ took the top spots in this year’s Barbados Secondary …