New School Boards Briefed On Duties

Melissa Rollock Ministry News

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 …

Examinations Still On Despite Closure Of Schools

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The Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation advises the public that all Caribbean Examinations Council and international exams will take place today, Friday, May 25, as scheduled, despite the closure of schools. Candidates who are slated to write examinations today are, therefore, required to report early to their respective examination centres as specified on their timetables. melissa.rollock@barbados.gov.bb See also: …

2018 Commonwealth PhD Scholarships

Melissa Rollock Ministry News

The Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation advises members of the public that they can now apply for the 2018 Commonwealth Ph.D. Scholarships for citizens of high-income Commonwealth countries. Applicants must be citizens of Barbados and will be selected based on their potential to lead in the pursuit of global excellence in research and knowledge, as well as academic …

Apply For National Development Scholarships

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Barbadian citizens between the ages of 18 and 40 who have been accepted to an internationally accredited university at the undergraduate or postgraduate level are invited to apply for the National Development Scholarships 2018. The scholarships, which are being offered by the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, will be awarded in a number of areas. At both the …

Education Ministry Saddened By Accident

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The Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation is saddened by the turn of events which resulted in several Class Four pupils, who had just sat the Barbados Secondary Schools’ Entrance Examination earlier today, being injured and taken to hospital for treatment. It is indeed an unfortunate end to what should have been an afternoon of celebration and enjoyment. The …

Over 3,400 Pupils To Sit The 11-Plus Next Week

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A total of 3,426 students will write this year’s Barbados Secondary Schools’ Entrance Examination (BSSEE) when it is held on Tuesday, May 8. That figure is up 96 students compared to last year. According to the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, this number comprises 1,738 males and 1,688 females, who are registered to write the examination at 22 …

Ministry Of Education’s Statement On CXC Exams

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The Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation wishes to advise the general public and candidates who will be writing examinations on Thursday, May 24, 2018, of the arrangements that will be instituted for the administration of examinations on that date. All external examinations will take place as previously scheduled and will be administered in strict compliance with the regulations …

Ministry To Roll Out Anti-Violence Campaign

Melissa Rollock Ministry News

The Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation will launch a comprehensive anti-violence campaign early next month to address the issue of violence in schools. Themed: Peace Begins with Me, the campaign is supported by the UNICEF office for the Eastern Caribbean Area, and will target parents, students, teachers and the community in general, with the understanding that everyone has …

Meetings To Discuss Criterion Referenced Test

Melissa Rollock Ministry News

Parents and Guardians of all children in Infants B, Class 2 and Class 3 are invited to attend a series of town hall meetings to discuss the processes involved in the administration of the Criterion Referenced Test and National Assessment. The Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation is also encouraging teachers and principals to attend the meetings which will …

Agriculture & Fisheries Training On The Cards

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Steps are being taken to devise a strategy to “bridge the gap” between education and training and the agricultural and fisheries sector in Barbados, as a means of stimulating the economy, creating jobs and reducing food imports. This was revealed by Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture, Food, Fisheries and Water Resource Management, Andrew Gittens as he delivered the …