Polytechnic Gets Name Change

Joy-Ann Gill Top Stories

One of Barbados’ top technical and vocational institutions has changed its name. The Samuel Jackman Prescod Polytechnic has been renamed the Samuel Jackman Prescod Institute of Technology (SJPI), to reflect the new initiatives and programmes that have brought it into contemporary times. At last Thursday’s renaming ceremony at Wildey, St. Michael, Minister of Education, Ronald Jones, described it as a …

Mental Maths Making A Comeback

Joy-Ann Gill Ministry News

Efforts are on by the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation to promote Mental Maths in classrooms. This initiative was set in motion at the start of Education Month, when officials at the Ministry embarked on a competition for primary school students in class four. The school which wins this inaugural competition will receive the Mental Maths Challenge Shield …

Maria Holder Nursery School Opens

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Another state-of-the-art school has officially opened, with Education Minister Ronald Jones lauding the generosity of The Maria Holder Memorial Trust and extolling the strides made in early childhood education since the1960s. Maria Holder Nursery School, Oldbury, as it is called, currently houses 72 pupils, a figure which is expected to move to 90 come January. Its presence has now brought …

Activities For Teachers’ Professional Day

Joy-Ann Gill Ministry News

Teachers’ Professional Day will be observed this Friday, October 20, and all schools will be closed. However, the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation has encouraged the management of schools to organise activities for professional development and the advancement of their institutions. Several activities have been planned at the nursery, primary and secondary level. At the Maria Holder Nursery School, …

Parents Invited To Mathematics Forum

Joy-Ann Gill Ministry News

Parents will have a significant role to play in aiding the Ministry of Education to execute its School Teacher Effectiveness Plans (STEPs) this academic year and beyond. As a starter, and as part of the activities to mark Education Month 2017, the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation will host a Parents’ Forum on Wednesday, October 18, at The …

Another Meeting On Alma Parris July 10

Joy-Ann Gill Ministry News

The Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation has scheduled another meeting for parents and guardians of students at the Alma Parris School on Monday, July 10. The meeting will specifically target those parents and guardians who did not attend today’s session at the Education Ministry. It will be held in the conference room of the Ministry at the Elsie …

Maintenance Of Schools A Concern

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The issue of maintenance at schools has always been of concern to Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Senator Harcourt Husbands. Senator Husbands revealed this today while addressing the opening of the Inter-American Development Bank’s XI School Infrastructure Regional Workshop on Learning in 21st Century Schools, at Accra Beach Hotel. While congratulating the IDB on …

Students Told: Future Lies With S&T

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Students attending the Third Biennial Science & Technology (S&T) symposium have been told their future will depend a lot on how much S&T they know, and have been urged to consider a related programme of study at the UWI that could help them along this path. This advice was given recently at the opening of the two-day event at the …

Strengthening Accreditation Systems Vital To Region

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Standardising and strengthening regional accreditation systems is important to the continued movement and success of people across the Caribbean region. Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Senator Harry Husbands emphasised this recently as he addressed the start of a Capacity Building Workshop sponsored by the Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and other Health …