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 …

Minister Outlines SDG 4 Progress

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A snapshot of Barbados’ progress with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), specifically SDG 4, was given today by Minister of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Ronald Jones. He shared this with participants at the official opening of the CBD/UNESCO Regional Technical Workshop on the Implications of the SDG 4 for Education Planning and Monitoring and Evaluation, at Accra Beach Hotel. …

Schools To Discuss Climate Change

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Twenty students from George Lamming Primary School will have the opportunity to form relations with a Washington-based elementary school next week. This is when the Embassy of Barbados in Washington DC, organises an online link-up on Friday, June 9, between the Barbadian students and their overseas counterparts from Watkins Elementary School in the USA. The event, which will be held in the IT Lab at …

Schools Exhibition On At BMEX 2017

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Over 30 exhibits from 23 schools will be on display when the Media Resource Department (MRD) and the Barbados Light & Power (BL&P) Co. Ltd. host the Schools’ Exhibition inside the Barbados Manufacturers Exhibition (BMEX). BMEX 2017 began on Friday, June 2, and will run until Monday, June 5, at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre (LESC), Two Mile Hill, St. …

Jones Continues Support Of AUB

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Education Minister, Ronald Jones is continuing to throw his support behind the American University of Barbados (AUB) School of Medicine. Addressing the AUB’s White Coat Ceremony last week, Mr. Jones praised the AUB’s work since the start-up of operations, first at Wildey, St. Michael, then Landsdowne, Silver Sands, and now at newly acquired headquarters at the former BET building in …

Meeting Of Regional Confucius Institutes

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Barbados was the venue for the inaugural meeting of Confucius Institutes from throughout the Caribbean, from May 18 to 19, at the Hilton Barbados Resort. The meeting placed emphasis on developing common programmes and activities for the teaching of Chinese language in the region, and the facilitation of academic, scientific, cultural and people-to-people relations between the Caribbean and China. Minister …