Educational Responses Also Aimed At Inclusion

Joy-Ann Gill Top Stories

Barbados’ response to challenges within the education system does not merely focus on improving performances but also on the creation of an inclusive society. This was underscored recently, as Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Senator Harry Husbands addressed a graduation ceremony at Queen’s College for 86 teachers who participated in an online course on …

Another Meeting On Alma Parris July 10

Joy-Ann Gill Ministry News

The Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation has scheduled another meeting for parents and guardians of students at the Alma Parris School on Monday, July 10. The meeting will specifically target those parents and guardians who did not attend today’s session at the Education Ministry. It will be held in the conference room of the Ministry at the Elsie …

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 …

Maintenance Of Schools A Concern

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The issue of maintenance at schools has always been of concern to Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Senator Harcourt Husbands. Senator Husbands revealed this today while addressing the opening of the Inter-American Development Bank’s XI School Infrastructure Regional Workshop on Learning in 21st Century Schools, at Accra Beach Hotel. While congratulating the IDB on …

Students Told: Future Lies With S&T

Joy-Ann Gill Top Stories

Students attending the Third Biennial Science & Technology (S&T) symposium have been told their future will depend a lot on how much S&T they know, and have been urged to consider a related programme of study at the UWI that could help them along this path. This advice was given recently at the opening of the two-day event at the …

Strengthening Accreditation Systems Vital To Region

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Standardising and strengthening regional accreditation systems is important to the continued movement and success of people across the Caribbean region. Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Senator Harry Husbands emphasised this recently as he addressed the start of a Capacity Building Workshop sponsored by the Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and other Health …

3rd Biennial S&T Conference Next Week

Joy-Ann Gill Ministry News

The third Biennial Science and Technology (S&T) Symposium and Speak-Off Competition will take place on March 22 and 23, at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, Two Mile Hill, St. Michael, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. daily. An initiative of the National Council for Science and Technology (NCST), the two-day event, which is open to the public, will provide a …

Sixth Form Application Forms Not Yet Available

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The Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation has advised that the forms for entry to sixth form schools across the island are not yet available. Parents and guardians are asked to note, however, that these should be ready for collection from the Examinations Section at the Elsie Payne Complex, towards the end of this month and the beginning of …