AUB Moving To Accreditation Status

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Education Minister Ronald Jones has dispelled any notion that the American University of Barbados (AUB), School of Medicine, here since 2011, is not moving in the direction of accreditation. Addressing a press conference at the AUB’s Wildey headquarters yesterday,  he said, “This AUB, just like all others, first must be registered as a tertiary provider of education, by the Barbados …

AUB Contributing To Economic Sector

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Government is pleased with the establishment of the American University of Barbados (AUB), School of Medicine, which has been operating here since September 2011. This was emphasised yesterday by Minister of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Ronald Jones during a press conference at the AUB’s new headquarters at the former site of the Barbados External Telecommunications, Wildey, St. Michael. Acknowledging …

Donors’ Generosity Lauded By Minister

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The generosity of philanthropists who continue to donate to education was again applauded by this island’s Education Minister, Ronald Jones, who has linked it to the island’s high achievements. This came today as Mr. Jones addressed a handover ceremony of several reading materials to primary schools across the island, at Blackman and Gollop Primary School, Staple Grove, Christ Church. Expressing gratitude …

Digital Assessment Under Consideration

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While the policy for the use of cell phones in schools will be coming shortly, Education Minister Ronald Jones is also letting teachers know that the digital assessment of students’ work is also on the cards. Mr. Jones, who also bears responsibility for Science, Technology and Innovation, disclosed this today while at the Blackman and Gollop Primary School, Staple Grove, …

Jones To Teachers: Write More

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Barbadian teachers and leaders in the school have again been urged to write more and provide “good” material for use here and further afield. This call came today from Minister of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Ronald Jones, as he addressed a handover ceremony of literacy material, at the Blackman and Gollop Primary School, Staple Grove, Christ Church. “If they …

CTEP A Revenue Earner For Region

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Education Minister Ronald Jones has welcomed the idea of the Caribbean Tech Entrepreneurship Programme (CTEP) in Barbados, stating it not only addressed the acquisition of knowledge but also the development of that knowledge into a final project. “It is there to solve a particular problem…moving the idea to a revenue stream. It is not only assisting with the clarification of …

Minister Jones Meets Canadian Envoy

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The success of programmes ongoing with Canada, and the Education Ministry’s future plans, were the focus of discussion, when Canada’s High Commissioner to Barbados, Marie Legault, called on Minister Ronald Jones recently at the Elsie Payne Complex. Accompanied by his top officials, including Permanent Secretary, June Chandler; and Chief Education Officer, Karen Best, Mr. Jones welcomed Ambassador Legault and acknowledged …

$10 Million Education Boost From China

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From left to right: Commercial Counsellor, China’s Embassy in Barbados, Zhang Xiu; China’s Ambassador to Barbados, Wang Ke; Prime Minister Freundel Stuart; Education Minister, Ronald Jones; and Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Education, Senator Harry Husbands, looking at some of the teaching materials which were donated today. (B.Hinds/BGIS) Education in Barbados has been bolstered with a donation of some BDS $10 …

‘Power Of Choice’ At Charles F. Broome

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Initiatives such as The Power of Choice, which dovetails with the Schools’ Positive Behavioural Management Programme, are helping to shape schools into what the Education Ministry expects them to become. “That is, places of discipline, places of learning or centres of learning; centres of hope, joy and peace, diligence, respect and commitment,” said Minister of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, …

Charles F. Broome To Launch Power Of Choice

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Charles F. Broome Memorial Primary School will this Friday, February 24, officially sign on to the Power of Choice initiative. The initiative, which places emphasis on inculcating positive behaviours in children, is a structured programme that seeks also to influence character development; expose students to myriad life skills; and instill within them a sense of purpose and respect. The school …