Need For More Education Partnerships

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While there is a role for Government in higher education that includes the building out of human resources, equipping them with competencies and tools to carry projects forward, others too must play their part. This was emphasised today as Minister of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Ronald Jones, addressed the opening of the 16th Annual Conference of the Association of …

Schools Urged To Set 11 Plus Targets

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Rather than simply focusing on the national mean of the Barbados Secondary Schools’ Examination (BSSEE), schools are being advised to set the target they want to achieve in any given year. This recommendation came from Education Minister, Ronald Jones, as he addressed the 2017 graduating class of St. Bartholomew’s Primary School, at Sunbury Plantation in St. Philip. Explaining further, Mr. …

Education Minister: All Schools Are Good

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There is no good school or bad school in Barbados, says Education Minister, Ronald Jones. This emphatic statement was made last evening as the Minister addressed the 2017 graduating class of St. Bartholomew’s Primary School, at Sunbury Plantation in St. Philip. Calling it “a dangerous syndrome” that had crept into the lexicon of Barbadians, Mr. Jones said: “I don’t believe …

Graduates Urged To Author Their Own Stories

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Be the author of your own story! This was the key message Minister of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Ronald Jones, sent to the 2017 graduating class of St. Ambrose Primary School yesterday, during a ceremony themed: I am the Author of My Own Story, at the Barbados Public Workers’ Cooperative Credit Union. The Education Minister told the children that …

New Erdiston Recruits Given Advice

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Over 200 trainee teachers about to study at the Erdiston Teachers’ Training College (ETTC) have been urged to think before they speak and be careful of how they interact with their charges. This advice was issued today by Minister of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Ronald Jones, as he addressed the opening ceremony for programmes for the academic year 2017-2018, …

Education Leaders Have Role To Play

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Despite the challenges faced by the region, leaders in education must still help to move the Caribbean forward. This was a key message sent to those in leadership positions in higher education, at the opening recently of the Association of Caribbean Tertiary Institution’s (ACTI) professional development retreat, at Courtyard by Marriott. Minister of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Ronald Jones, …

Early Sitter One Of Two Top Students

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Top boy, Jovan Linton (front row, fourth from left) poses with his sister Jody (Brownie uniform) and classmates of the Blackman and Gollop Primary School following the announcement of results of the Barbados Secondary School Entrance Examination today. (C.Pitt/BGIS) An early sitter is one of two students topping this year’s Barbados Secondary Schools’ Entrance Examination (BSSEE). Jovan Linton, who sat the exam …

Continuous Improvement In English

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A constant improvement in English is what the Ministry of Education is seeing each year, and this year is no exception. This was emphasised today when Minister of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Ronald Jones, addressed a media briefing on the results of the 2017 Barbados Secondary Schools’ Entrance Examination. Stating that the National Mean for this subject was 70.4, …

Minister Pleased With Math Grades

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Education Minister Ronald Jones is pleased with the improvements seen in Mathematics in this year’s Barbados Secondary Schools’ Entrance Examination. Speaking at the Elsie Payne Complex today, he said the National Mean for English was 55, 6.7 per cent more than that for 2016, which stood at 48.3 per cent. He said performances by males and females both increased. For …

Achieve SDGs Through Cooperation

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Caribbean countries have to rely on each other to ensure the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), particularly SDG 4, which addresses education. This sentiment was expressed today by Barbados’ Education Minister, Ronald Jones, at the start of the CBD/UNESCO Regional Technical Workshop on the Implications of the SDG 4 for Education Planning and Monitoring and Evaluation, at Accra …