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 …

Governor General Applauds Awardees

Joy-Ann Gill Top Stories

Governor General Sir Elliot Belgrave today congratulated the 2016 top awardees in this year’s Caribbean Examinations Council’s (CXC) CSEC, CCSLC and CAPE examinations. The 17 students from across the region paid a courtesy call on Sir Elliott at Government House, accompanied by officials from the Education Ministry, CXC and Barbadians students, who acted as chaperones. Expressing pleasure at the achievements …

Students Challenged To Share Ideas

Joy Springer Top Stories

Minister with responsibility for Energy and Telecommunications, Senator Darcy Boyce, has told secondary school students that they are the ones who will move Barbados forward over the next 50 years. Speaking today at a youth energy forum, hosted by the Division of Energy to celebrate Energy Month, Senator Boyce told his audience: “Whatever we do in technology in Barbados in …

Students Urged To Grasp Opportunities

Joy-Ann Gill Top Stories

Young people in Barbados have been told they live in a world that has changed, bringing them many unknowns and opportunities which they should seize. This was expressed by Education Minister, Ronald Jones, as he addressed secondary students at the annual Edunation Forum at Queen’s Park Steel Shed. Noting that today’s youngsters are brighter, Mr. Jones said: “Today, we’ve seen …

Back To School Next Week For Children

Joy-Ann Gill Ministry News

The 2016-2017 academic year will officially start for students next Monday, September 12. This follows a planning week for teachers which ran from Monday, September 5, to Friday, September 9. According to the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, there will be 38 weeks of instruction for the new school year. The Michaelmas term (Term I) will run for …