SJPI Leader In Technical & Vocational Education

Melissa Rollock Top Stories

The Samuel Jackman Prescod Institute of Technology (SJPI) is no longer seen as a “second chance” institution but one which Government will be looking to this year, and beyond, to help drive the economy. Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Technological and Vocational Training, Senator Dr. Romel Springer, made this assertion this morning at the launch of the SJPI’s …

Criterion Referenced Test Town Hall Meetings

Melissa Rollock Ministry News

The Ministry of Education, Technological and Vocational Training will be hosting a series of town hall meetings on the Criterion Referenced Test and National Assessment this month, and in February. The meetings are aimed at sensitizing parents, teachers and principals about the processes involved in the administration of the test, which assesses children in Infants B, Class 2 and Class …

TVET Council Adding Value To Education

Melissa Rollock Top Stories

A new national TVET policy will cement the close relationship between general education and technical and vocational education and training. This assessment has come from Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Technological and Vocational Training (METVT), Dr. Romel Springer, who said the Ministry was looking forward to the finished policy document, which is currently being prepared. He was speaking at …

IDB Mission Visits Project At Daryll Jordan

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The Daryll Jordan Secondary School has received a passing grade by a review mission from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) for agricultural projects it has implemented through a BDS $60,000 School Improvement Grant. The Grant falls under Component 2 of the Ministry of Education, Technological and Vocational Training’s Skills for the Future Program, which aims to improve the quality and …

Parade Rehearsal For Students From Unarmed Units

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A rehearsal for Barbados’ 52nd Anniversary of Independence Parade will be held tomorrow, Thursday, November 22, at Kensington Oval, Fontabelle, St. Michael, at 3:00 p.m. As a result, the Ministry of Education, Technological and Vocational Training has granted permission for students of several organizations participating in the Parade, to be released from their various schools at 1.30 p.m. in order …

Statement On The Grantley Adams Memorial School

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The Ministry of Education, Technological and Vocational Training is aware of the issues surrounding the student protests at the Grantley Adams Memorial Secondary School. The acting Minister of Education, Senator Lucille Moe and other officers from the Ministry of Education visited the school and are satisfied that the correct procedure was followed by the administration of the school as it …

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

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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 …