New UNICEF Rep Calls On Education Minister

Melissa Rollock Top Stories

Improving Barbados’ resilience to hurricanes and other natural disasters was high on the agenda when the new United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Representative for the Eastern Caribbean Area, Dr. Aloys Kamuragiye, paid a courtesy call on Minister of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Ronald Jones, yesterday at the Ministry’s Constitution Road, St. Michael headquarters. Dr. Kamuragiye, who also met with …

Three Lodge School Stalwarts Honoured

Melissa Rollock Top Stories

The Lodge School, at Society, St. John, can boast of having the most modern auditorium and pavilion throughout the entire school system. Minister of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Ronald Jones, officially named the modern buildings during a ceremony on Monday, after three former students, turned teachers, who contributed significantly to the development of the almost 280-year-old institution. The auditorium …

Bahamian Education Minister Lauds Nursery System

Melissa Rollock Top Stories

The Government of the Bahamas is looking to pattern its nursery education system after the Barbados model. Following a meeting with Minister of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Ronald Jones, at the Ministry’s Constitution Road, St. Michael headquarters on Tuesday, Bahamas’ Minister of Education, Jeffrey L. Lloyd, said he was impressed at how advanced Barbados was when it came to …

Bahamian Education Minister To Visit

Melissa Rollock Ministry News

The Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation will host a delegation from the Ministry of Education of The Bahamas, headed by Minister of Education, Jeffrey L. Lloyd, from Tuesday, December 5, to Wednesday, December 6. Mr. Lloyd and his contingent will examine Barbados’ nursery education system during the visit. On Tuesday, December 5, he will meet with Minister of …

Jones: Interest In Mandarin Growing

Melissa Rollock Top Stories

Mandarin, the official Chinese language, is on the verge of replacing Spanish and French as the foreign language of choice among Barbadians. Minister of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Ronald Jones, made this observation last Friday evening while addressing officials and recipients of the Chinese Ambassador’s Awards, during a ceremony at the Chinese Embassy, Rockley, Christ Church. Lashida Taylor, Tianna …

Retired UNICEF Rep’s Work Appreciated

Joy-Ann Gill Top Stories

Barbadian school children have benefited greatly from the work of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), thanks in part to retired UNICEF Representative for the Eastern Caribbean Area, Khin-Sandi Lwin. Education Minister, Ronald Jones, intimated this recently as the retired UNICEF Representative paid a farewell call on him at the Elsie Payne Complex. Lauding her near-six-year stint on the island, …

More Males Needed At BCC

Melissa Rollock Top Stories

Seventy per cent of the 1,019 students who graduated from the Barbados Community College (BCC) last Saturday evening were females, compared to 30 per cent of males. And, while expressing his concern over the gender disparity, Minister of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Ronald Jones, challenged management at the College to come up with creative ways to attract more males …

BCC’s Graduation Ceremony Nov. 4

Melissa Rollock Ministry News

Minister of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Ronald Jones, will address over 1,000 graduands who have successfully completed their studies when the Barbados Community College (BCC) holds its 44th graduation ceremony on Saturday, November 4, at the Garfield Sobers Sports Complex, Wildey, St. Michael. The ceremony, which starts at 5:00 p.m., is being held under the theme: Sustaining the Quality, …

Charles F. Broome Wins Mental Maths

Joy-Ann Gill Ministry News

Charles F. Broome Memorial Primary has emerged as the winner of the inaugural Primary Mental Maths Competition, after defeating Cuthbert Moore Primary at the Erdiston Teachers’ Training College, Pine Hill, St. Michael and gaining the Mental Maths Challenge Shield. Impressed by the high quality of the Finals and the mental acuity of the students, Minister of Education, Science, Technology and …

Ten Primary Schools Get Books

Joy-Ann Gill Top Stories

Over 300 books were today received by 10 primary schools to augment their library stock. In handing over the materials, purchased by his Ministry, Education Minister, Ronald Jones, deemed the exercise “an important one”, noting that from time to time there was a need to replenish the resources in all schools and in particular, those at the primary level. “Nursery …