Two Schools Closed Tomorrow

Melissa Rollock Ministry News

The Ministry of Education, Technological and Vocational Training has advised that the Blackman & Gollop Primary School, at Staple Grove, Christ Church, and the Thelma Berry Nursery School, at St. David’s, Christ Church, will be closed tomorrow, Friday, February 8. The closures are to facilitate industrial cleaning of the two schools, as a result of a grass fire, which occurred …

Last Criterion Referenced Test Meeting Tomorrow

Melissa Rollock Ministry News

Parents and guardians are reminded that the final meetings on the Criterion Referenced Test and National Assessment will take place tomorrow, Tuesday, February 5, at 5:00 p.m. The venues are The Ellerslie School, Black Rock, St. Michael; St. John’s Primary School, Glebe Land, St. John; and the Lester Vaughan School, Cane Garden, St. Thomas. The test assesses pupils in Infants B, …

Coleridge & Parry Closed For Rest Of Week

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The Ministry of Education, Technological and Vocational Training has advised that the Coleridge and Parry School, at Ashton Hall, St. Peter, will be closed from tomorrow, Tuesday, January 29. It will remain closed for the rest of the week to allow authorities to address an environmental problem there. The Ministry regrets any inconvenience this closure may cause. melissa.rollock@barbados.gov.bb See also: READ MORE …

Employers Looking For Well-Rounded Workers

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Today’s employer is looking to hire well-rounded individuals who are “workplace ready” by possessing skill sets that complement their academic achievements. Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Technological and Vocational Training, Dr. Romel Springer, stressed this recently, while speaking at Alexandra School’s annual Speech Day and Prize-Giving ceremony. Dr. Springer told students, faculty and parents that the face of …

SJPI Leader In Technical & Vocational Education

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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

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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 …