Over 3,000 To Write 11-Plus On May 2

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Three thousand, three hundred and thirty (3,330) students will write this year’s Barbados Secondary Schools’ Entrance Examination (BSSEE) come Tuesday, May 2. According to the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, this figure comprises 1,680 males and 1,650 females, who are registered to sit the examination at 22 secondary schools across the island. Thirteen students made requests for permission …

Further Talks On St. George Secondary

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The challenges at the St. George Secondary School will be further discussed next week, at a meeting on Thursday, May 4. This decision came yesterday at the end of a three hour-long session convened and chaired by newly-appointed Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, June Chandler, with several staffers and representatives of the Barbados Secondary …

Schools’ Science Exposition May 9

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The Second Annual Electricity and Renewable Energy Science Exposition will be held next month by the Media Resource Department (MRD), a section under the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation. The event, slated for Tuesday, May 9, will take place in the assembly hall of the Samuel Jackman Prescod Polytechnic (SJPP), Wildey, St. Michael. It will comprise a judging …

Search On For Best Handwriting

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Good handwriting skills are being encouraged through the 5th Primary School Handwriting Competition, sponsored by the Isaiah 55 Centre for Spiritual & Developmental Training. The competition, which is being held in conjunction with the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, is open to children in three age categories, namely six to seven, eight to nine and 10 to11 years. …

TAD Courses Soon To Be Accredited

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Public officers doing courses through the Training Administration Division (TAD) will soon be able to have them accredited. This was disclosed yesterday by Deputy Principal Training Officer of the TAD, Fay-Marie Browne, during the launch of the institution’s Chapter 50: Entering the E-Environment, featuring a new-look website, a virtual classroom and a mobile application, at the Hilton Barbados Resort. “Our …

Ensuring A Pressure-Free 11 Plus Exam

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With just under a week to go before children write the Barbados Secondary Schools’ Entrance Examination (BSSEE), Deputy Education Officer responsible for schools, Joy Adamson, is issuing some important advice to parents and guardians to help minimise stress before, during and after the May 2 exam. Also, with the exam coming after a Bank Holiday, Mrs. Adamson is urging parents …

Education Ministry & BSTU To Hold Talks

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A number of serious concerns pertaining to the St. George Secondary School are scheduled to be discussed when the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation sits down for a meeting with representatives of the Barbados Secondary Teachers’ Union next Wednesday, April 26. The meeting has been convened in response to a request via a letter from the BSTU for …

SRLF Online Application Still Open

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Barbadians seeking financing for post-secondary studies at local, regional and international institutions as well as for online purposes, may still access the Student Revolving Loan Fund’s (SRLF) online application portal. The portal www.srlfloan.edu.bb  is open with some new information including changes in the lending policies of the SRLF. Interested persons are advised to apply as early as possible to allow for …

Third Term Starts Next Week

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Schools across the island are expected to re-open next week following their current Easter break. The Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation has advised that school resumes for teachers on Monday, April 24, while students will resume classes on Tuesday, April 25. During the third term, several examinations including the Barbados Secondary Schools’ Entrance Examination, scheduled for Tuesday, May …

Candidates Urged To Check Timetables

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Candidates sitting the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) May/June examinations, CSEC or CAPE, are reminded that upon receiving their timetables, they should check these and report any errors to the Examinations Section of the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation. All examinations for private candidates, with the exception of English A, Mathematics, French and Spanish Orals, will be held at …