SRLF’s Local Loan Deadline July 31

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The Student Revolving Loan Fund (SRLF) is reminding Barbadians that the deadline for applications for loans to finance post-secondary studies at local institutions is Monday, July 31. The SRLF is further advising prospective students that the lending policies have changed. For further information and to complete application forms, persons should visit www.srlfloan.edu.bb. Those persons who have applied and are awaiting …

Learn Your Emergency Shelters

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Hurricane season is upon us and persons are encouraged to know their nearest emergency shelter. To determine the closest shelter, you may access the emergency shelters list for 2017 by downloading the booklet Shelters here, or from the Department of Emergency Management‘s (DEM) website. Most primary and secondary schools are on the list and are registered showing how many persons can …

MRD Hosting Two Summer Workshops

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The Media Resource Department (MRD) will host two one-week workshops in the first two weeks of the summer vacation. These are workshops in the Production of Wooden Manipulatives and Webpage Design. The workshop on Production of Wooden Manipulatives will be held in the Industrial Arts Department of the St. Leonard’s Boys’ School, Richmond Gap, St. Michael, from July 10 to …

Maths Meeting At St. George Secondary

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Parents and guardians of children entering the St. George Secondary School for the first time in September are invited to a meeting with officials from the Ministry of Education at the school in Constant, St. George, on Monday, July 17, or Tuesday, July 18. This is in an effort to understand the level of Mathematics skills of the new intake …

Meeting On Alma Parris School July 6

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Parents and guardians of the students attending the Alma Parris School are invited to a meeting at the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Elsie Payne Complex, Constitution Road, St. Michael, this Thursday, July 6. The meeting, which will be held in the main conference room of the Ministry, starts at 2:00 p.m. joy-ann.gill@barbados.gov.bb See also: READ MORE SRLF’s …

Continued Partnership For Schools’ Expo

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Although a three-year agreement between the Media Resource Department (MRD) and the Barbados Light & Power (BL&P) Company Ltd. to sponsor prizes for BMEX has come to a close, the MRD is still hoping for a renewal of that partnership. This was intimated yesterday as Assistant Chief Media Resource Officer (Ag), Burkley Lowe, addressed the prize-giving ceremony for the Electricity …

School Year Ends For Students July 6

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Public schools will close for the summer holiday next week. The last day at school for students will be Thursday, July 6, while teachers will proceed on the nine-week vacation after Friday, July 7. Following the long vacation, the School Year 2017-2018 will begin for teachers on Monday, September 4, with a planning week that runs until Friday, September 8.  …

Government Thankful For BL&P Support

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Government is extremely indebted to the Barbados Light & Power (BL&P) Company Ltd. for its sponsorship of the Electricity and Renewable Energy Exposition and the school exhibits at BMEX each year. This was expressed by Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Education Science, Technology and Innovation, Senator Harry Husbands, as he addressed a prize-giving ceremony for primary and secondary schools …

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, …