A Call To Join Community Service Programme

Joy-Ann Gill Top Stories

Government is set to initiate a programme at The University of the West Indies (UWI) that will, from this year, require Barbadian undergraduate students to give their services to the community. This comes against the backdrop of recent announcements by Government, in its budgetary proposal, that it would absorb the full cost of tuition fees for students attending the campus, …

Labour Minister To School Leavers: Keep Learning

Joy-Ann Gill Top Stories

Twenty-five secondary students, set to finish school next week, have been provided with some important advice to help them transition into the world of work. The advice was given to them yesterday by Minister of Labour and Social Partnership Relations, Colin Jordan, as he addressed a conference on Leadership and Influencing Change, held by the Pinelands Creative Workshop (PCW) at …

Alleyne’s First CVQ Showcase A Success

Melissa Rollock Ministry News

The Alleyne School’s first Caribbean Vocational Qualification (CVQ) Showcase was such a hit that co-ordinators are looking at expanding it to include other schools the next time around. This is according to the school’s CVQ co-ordinator, Claire Lucas, who explained that the aim of the event was to target Third Form students who were about to select subjects to take …

Students Urged To Use Technology Positively

Deirdre Gittens Ministry News

Secondary school students are being urged to use their electronic gadgets to move them closer to their future goals. This advice came from Chairman of the Child Care Board, Kenneth Knight, as he addressed a cyber abuse and cyberbullying workshop entitled: Hooked on Clicking, at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre last Friday. The seminar, which was hosted in collaboration with …

A Firm Foundation = Quality Education

Joy-Ann Gill Ministry News

Firm Foundations = Quality Education is the theme chosen by the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation (METI) for this year’s Education Month, to be celebrated in October. The theme was selected to highlight the importance of a sound basic education from early beginnings and the need to sustain learning and personal development as an integral part of “life-long …

New Erdiston Recruits Given Advice

Joy-Ann Gill Top Stories

Over 200 trainee teachers about to study at the Erdiston Teachers’ Training College (ETTC) have been urged to think before they speak and be careful of how they interact with their charges. This advice was issued today by Minister of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Ronald Jones, as he addressed the opening ceremony for programmes for the academic year 2017-2018, …

Register Students For BTPA Video

Jamal Weekes Ministry News

The Barbados Tourism Product Authority (BTPA) is inviting students from primary schools and first form students from secondary schools in St. Michael to participate in the I Am Tourism legacy video. Parents and guardians are asked to call the respective schools to register the students for the video, which will be filmed on location at the Clock Tower at the …

Student Loan Fund Portal Re-Opens

Joy-Ann Gill Ministry News

Barbadians seeking financing for post-secondary studies at local, regional and international institutions, as well as for online purposes, may access the Student Revolving Loan Fund’s (SRLF) online application portal from Monday, March 6. The portal, www.srlfloan.edu.bb, re-opens with some new information, including changes in the SRLF’s lending policies. Interested persons are advised to apply as early as possible so that …

Commonwealth Scholarships Available

Joy-Ann Gill Ministry News

Barbadians and others interested in studying abroad can widen their options under the 2017 Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP). This is because the CSFP is offering Commonwealth Scholarships in 10 low and middle income countries. These are for Master’s courses only, and are not applicable to distance learning courses. Each award will cover full tuition fees; a regular stipend …