Minister Calls For Better Relationship Between Parents And Teachers

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Minister of Education, Technological and Vocational Training, Santia Bradshaw, has called for an end to the confrontational relationship that exists between some teachers and parents at the island’s schools. She was speaking on the occasion of the Parkinson Memorial School’s Prize-Giving and Awards Ceremony held this morning under the theme “Achieving Success, Strengthening the Chain”, in the hall of the …

Schools’ Music Festival To Develop Young Musicians

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Music has value and it must take its rightful place on the schools’ curriculum alongside traditional subjects such as Mathematics, English and the sciences. This sentiment was echoed by the players involved in the Schools’ Music Festival 2019, themed Showcasing Youth Excellence, which was launched today at the Ministry of Education, Technological and Vocational Training. The festival has been revamped …

Ross Partnership To Benefit Local Education

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The opening of the Ross University School of Medicine’s main campus in Barbados is expected to bring with it a number of benefits to local health care and education. Speaking at the official opening ceremony of the University’s campus at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre last Saturday, Minister of Education, Technological and Vocational Training, Santia Bradshaw, disclosed that the Ministry …

Parkinson Memorial Adopted By Private Sector

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Over the next five years, the Parkinson Memorial School will undergo a physical transformation that will hopefully spill over into how students there view themselves and The Pine, St. Michael school. Minister of Education, Technological and Vocational Training, Santia Bradshaw, announced on Wednesday, that a rebranding of the school would be undertaken by Goddard’s Enterprises Limited (GEL) and Sign Depot. …

Cadet Corps A Beacon For Educational System

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The discipline and excellence displayed by the Barbados Cadet Corps (BCC) should be replicated throughout the educational system. Minister of Education, Technological and Vocational Training, Santia Bradshaw, emphasised this point this morning as she delivered the keynote address at the opening ceremony of the 31st Caribbean Commandants’ Conference at the Headquarters of the Barbados Defence Force, St. Ann’s Fort, Garrison, …

31st Caribbean Commandants’ Conference This Week

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Ten commandants from the region and their assistants will gather in Barbados this week to participate in the 31st Caribbean Commandants’ Conference. Learning To Do Today, For A Successful Tomorrow is the theme of the biennial conference, which will be held from Wednesday, August 15 to Saturday, August 18, at the Barbados Defence Force (BDF), St. Ann’s Fort, Garrison, St. …

History Created With 2018 Barbados Scholarships And Exhibitions

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This year will be recorded as an historic one for the award of Barbados Scholarships and Exhibitions. Not only was it the first time that The St. Michael School joined the prestigious ranks of other institutions by securing a Barbados scholar in the person of Nathan Lovell, but according to Minister of Education, Technological and Vocational Training, Santia Bradshaw, there …

Free Tuition For UWI, BCC & Erdiston Students

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From September, this year, students pursuing full-time or part-time undergraduate programmes at the University of the West Indies, the Barbados Community College and the Erdiston Teachers’ Training College will have their tuition fees paid by the Government of Barbados. Minister of Education, Technological and Vocational Training (METVT), Santia Bradshaw, made the announcement via a Ministerial Statement yesterday, in the House …

SCPD Lauded For Its Work With At-Risk Youth

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The work which Supreme Counselling for Personal Development (SCPD) is doing in schools to curb bullying and other behavioural problems has come in for high praise from Minister of Education, Technological and Vocational Training (METVT), Santia Bradshaw. The programme has been such a success in the few schools where it is currently instituted that the Ministry is planning to expand …

Education Minister Meets With Chinese Envoy

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The Ministry of Education, Technological and Vocational Training and the People’s Republic of China are pleased with the progress of the Hope Agricultural Training Institute at Hope Plantation, St. Lucy. Minister of Education, Santia Bradshaw, and Ambassador Yan Xiusheng during a recent courtesy call both expressed their satisfaction with the project, which is currently under construction. The objective of the …