Early Sitter One Of Two Top Students

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Top boy, Jovan Linton (front row, fourth from left) poses with his sister Jody (Brownie uniform) and classmates of the Blackman and Gollop Primary School following the announcement of results of the Barbados Secondary School Entrance Examination today. (C.Pitt/BGIS) An early sitter is one of two students topping this year’s Barbados Secondary Schools’ Entrance Examination (BSSEE). Jovan Linton, who sat the exam …

Continuous Improvement In English

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A constant improvement in English is what the Ministry of Education is seeing each year, and this year is no exception. This was emphasised today when Minister of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Ronald Jones, addressed a media briefing on the results of the 2017 Barbados Secondary Schools’ Entrance Examination. Stating that the National Mean for this subject was 70.4, …

Minister Pleased With Math Grades

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Education Minister Ronald Jones is pleased with the improvements seen in Mathematics in this year’s Barbados Secondary Schools’ Entrance Examination. Speaking at the Elsie Payne Complex today, he said the National Mean for English was 55, 6.7 per cent more than that for 2016, which stood at 48.3 per cent. He said performances by males and females both increased. For …

Computer Coding At St. James Primary

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A team from the Columbus School for Girls from Ohio, United States, is back in Barbados again, this time to introduce students of the St. James Primary School to the world of computer coding. The tour, which started on May 25, will run until Friday, June 2, at the school in Trents, St. James. During the period, the team will …

CXC Written Exams At BCC June 1-5

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The Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation has advised that all Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) written examinations (CSEC and CAPE) to be taken during the period June 1 to 15, 2017, by private candidates, will now be held at the Barbados Community College (BCC). However, students have been advised that all dates and times listed on their timetable remain …

Apply Now For National Scholarships

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A wide range of options are available once again under the National Development Scholarships, and Barbadians are encouraged to apply now. Interested persons, between the ages of 18 and 40, who have already been accepted at an internationally accredited university at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels, may apply for the scholarships on offer by the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology …

A Decade For St. Boniface Nursery School

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St. Boniface Nursery School will celebrate its 10th anniversary on Sunday, June 4, under the theme: It’s Time To Celebrate. To mark the occasion, the school, located at Sion Hill, St. James, will hold a function on Wednesday, June 7, at 9:30 a.m.  Children will dance, recite nursery rhymes and play the musical bells. Principal of the school, Valerian Millar, will deliver …

Ministry Apologises For Exam Anxiety

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The Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation (METI) has apologised for any anxiety or discomfiture that private candidates might have experienced today on arrival at the centre to sit the Caribbean Examination’s Council’s (CXC) CSEC Mathematics examination. The Deputy Chief Education Officer with responsibility for examinations, Dr. Roderick Rudder, in outlining what occurred at the centre, said the late …

Science Exposition Showcased Creativity

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The second Barbados Light & Power (BL&P) Electricity and Renewable Energy Science Exposition was praised for showcasing a high level of creativity and innovation. The event, held on Tuesday, in conjunction with the Media Resource Department (MRD) of the Ministry of Education, at the Samuel Jackman Prescod Polytechnic, showed how well loved science was among primary and secondary school students. …

Over 700 To Graduate Under CBTF

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More than 700 Barbadians are set to graduate next month with certification in National or Caribbean Vocational Qualifications provided under the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Council. This is when the Competency-Based Training Fund Management Unit (CMU), in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation (METI), and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), hosts its second …