Emphasis On Competency-Based Curricula

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The Ministry of Education, Technological and Vocational Training sees the promotion of skills development and excellence as a core part of its mandate. Speaking at the Closing and Awards Ceremony for the Barbados World Skills Competition 2018, Minister Santia Bradshaw said she supported the TVET Council’s “strategic decision” to use the WorldSkills programme as a platform to promote and create …

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 …

School Ends Next Week For Summer Break

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Public schools will close for summer recess next week. The last day of school for students will be Thursday, July 5, while teachers will proceed on vacation after Friday, July 6. Nine weeks have been allocated for the 2018 summer holidays. The new school year 2018-2019 will begin with a planning week for teachers from Monday, September 3, to Friday, September …

Graydon Sealy’s Internship Programme Meeting

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The Graydon Sealy Secondary School will be showcasing the success of its School-To-Work internship programme during a meeting with partnering businesses on Thursday, June 21, at the school’s auditorium, Paddock Road, St. Michael, from 9:30 a.m. to noon. The featured speaker will be Culinary Director and owner of Terasu Inc, Couture Caterers, Michael Hinds. Mr. Hinds is an alumnus of the school and an active School-To-Work business partner who has …

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 …

Common Entrance Results Back Tomorrow

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The over 3,000 students who sat the Barbados Secondary Schools’ Entrance Examination (BSSEE), popularly known as the Common Entrance Exam, on Tuesday, May 8, will find out their results tomorrow, Thursday, June 14. Minister of Education, Technological and Vocational Training, Santia Bradshaw, will also hold a press briefing on the students’ performance in the BSSEE tomorrow, Thursday, in the Minister’s …

CMU To Hold Graduation Ceremony

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The Competency-Based Training Fund Management Unit (CMU), in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, Technological and Vocational Training and the Inter-American Development Bank will be hosting its third graduation ceremony on Wednesday, June 20 at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, Two Mile Hill, St. Michael, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Over 1,000 Barbadians have successfully completed certification in National and Caribbean …