Education Ministry To Hold Parent Info Sessions

Melissa Rollock Ministry News

Parents of secondary school students will get the opportunity to learn more about the teaching methods used in their children’s classrooms during two Parent Information Sessions being held by the Ministry of Education’s Skills for the Future Program. The sessions, entitled: Learning English and Mathematics in the 21st Century, will take place on Tuesday, November 20, at The St. Michael …

First 11-Plus Town Hall Meetings On Saturday

Melissa Rollock Ministry News

Parents and guardians are advised that the first set of town hall meetings for the Barbados Secondary School Entrance Examination (BSSEE), also known as the Common Entrance Exam, will take place this Saturday, November 17. The venues are: The Church of God of Prophecy, Water Street, Christ Church, (located behind the Milton Lynch Primary School); Princess Margaret Secondary School, Six …

SJPI Accreditation By 2020

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The Ministry of Education, Technological and Vocational Training (METVT) is pushing ahead to ensure that the Samuel Jackman Prescod Institute of Technology (SJPI) becomes an accredited educational institution by the year 2020. Acting Minister of Education, Senator Lucille Moe, said the METVT had a “vested interest” in moving the Institution, along with all the other tertiary institutions under its ambit, …

Dental Health Programme In Secondary Schools

bgis Ministry News

Third formers of government secondary schools in Barbados will be the focus of a dental health promotion programme sponsored by the Massy Foundation. The programme, dubbed the Massy Dental Health Intervention in Secondary Schools, will be launched on Monday, November 12, in conference room 509, Fifth Floor, Frank Walcott Building, Culloden Road, St. Michael, at 2:30 p.m. Minister of Health …

Register For CXC’s May/June Exams

Melissa Rollock Ministry News

Private candidates may now register for the Caribbean Examinations Council’s (CXC) May/June 2019 examinations. Registration began on Thursday, November 1, and will close on Thursday, November 29. Persons may register at the Ministry of Education, Technological and Vocational Training, Elsie Payne Complex, Constitution Road, St. Michael, Monday to Friday, between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. In an effort to facilitate …

Ministry To Host 11-Plus Town Hall Meetings

Melissa Rollock Ministry News

Parents, teachers and principals preparing pupils for the 2019 Barbados Secondary School Entrance Examination (BSSEE) are invited to a series of Town Hall meetings aimed at sensitizing them on the various steps involved in the administration of the examination. The meetings, which will be held from November 2018 to January 2019, are an initiative of the Ministry of Education, Technological …

Barbados Third Highest User Of Electric Vehicles

Sheena Forde Top Stories

Barbados is already the third highest user of electric vehicles in the world in terms of electric vehicles per 1000 people. Minister of Energy and Water Resources, Wilfred Abrahams, made this disclosure recently while addressing the opening of the Ministry of Education, Technological and Vocational Training’s Sixth International Conference on Higher Education, at the Hilton Barbados Resort. Mr. Abrahams revealed …

Education Must Provide Practical Solutions

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Our institutions must not only be concerned with producing graduates for the workforce but graduates who are driven to seek practical solutions to the problems that are affecting our society. Minister of Energy and Water Resources, Wilfred Abrahams, stressed this point during his address at the opening ceremony of the Ministry of Education, Technological and Vocational Training’s Sixth International Conference …

Nominations Open For Teachers’ Awards

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It is time again for persons to nominate their favourite teachers for the Royal Fidelity National Distinguished Teachers’ Awards 2018. The nomination process is now open and persons have until Sunday, November 18, to submit their nominations. Anyone can nominate a teacher – members of the community, school administrators, parents and students. The Awards, which were instituted in 2010, are …

Conference On Higher Education Starts Sunday

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Presenters from all over the globe will converge on the Barbados Hilton Resort, Needham’s Point, St. Michael, from Sunday, October 28, to Wednesday, October 31, for the 6th International Conference on Higher Education. The conference, which will be held under the theme: Modern Education and Economic Stimulation: Innovation, Praxis and Sustainability, is being coordinated by the Higher Education Development Unit under the auspices of the …