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New Education Reform Unit created Barbados Advocate

Details: New Education Reform Unit created. Sun, 04/25/2021 - 5:45am. THE Ministry of Education, Technological and Vocational Training has created a new Education Reform Unit, which will be headed by Dr. Idamay Denny, who will assume the position of Director of Education Reform, effective April 26, 2021. The Transformation of Barbados’ education

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New offerings in education Barbados Advocate

Details: The Ministry of Education is also working on increasing the number of Caribbean Vocational Qualifications (CVQs) into the school curriculum, said the Acting Minister. “More and more we are introducing CVQs into the educational system, making our educational responses more skill based. This summer for example, there are many young.

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Education connection Barbados Advocate

Details: The education officers not only met with the Minister of Education, but they had the opportunity to visit a number of local schools, given that Barbados is ranked amongst the top countries which offer excellent primary education. The officials also met with several secondary school principals to exchange information on the educational systems

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EDITORIAL: Use of technology in education Barbados Advocate

Details: EDITORIAL: Use of technology in education. Wed, 05/20/2020 - 4:30am. THE internet is often used by younger persons for recreational purposes such as scrolling through social media, to play games, watch films and television shows, reading novels and gossip. However, the time has come where the internet and the associated electronic devices must

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Education Ministry taking action Barbados Advocate

Details: Education Minister, Santia Bradshaw, says the ministry will be implementing measures to ensure Class 4s entering secondary school this September will be able to get the best out of their education. She stated this while noting that from their assessments, the ministry is aware that some of the pupils entering secondary schools in the coming

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Continuing education a must Barbados Advocate

Details: Continuing education is a must for those in the Dental fraternity and in the medical profession in general. This was the word coming from Dr. Shaun Matthews, a Facial Reconstructive Surgeon. The Barbadian-born Matthews practised as a Consultant Surgeon at King’s College Hospital, London for 11 years before joining the faculty of the

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New start time for schools Barbados Advocate

Details: This was revealed by Minister of Education, Technical and Vocational Training, Santia Bradshaw, during a press conference yesterday, where she also added that the start of online schools will also be delayed by one week. She said that the school year was scheduled to begin on Monday, the 19th of April for teachers and Tuesday, 20th, April for

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EDITORIAL: Online learning part of the new normal

Details: Tue, 05/12/2020 - 4:42am. According to the World Economic Forum, the COVID-19 pandemic has changed education forever. COVID-19 has resulted in schools being shut all across the world and globally, over 1.2 billion children are out of the classroom. As a result, education has changed dramatically with the distinctive rise of e-learning, whereby

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Creative arts a significant part of educational system

Details: The Education Minister stressed that skilled-based subjects like the Arts are therefore critical to the local curriculum, since they serve to help students apply action or skill to knowledge. “We don’t just want to produce artists with head knowledge, but artists who can use what they know, to produce and lead and innovate change,” she added.

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NEW SCHOOL COMING Barbados Advocate

Details: Minister of Education, Santia Bradshaw, says her ministry will be constructing a new school to accommodate the staff and students of the St. Mark’s Primary School. She further stated the ministry is presently working with a private benefactor to acquire the land needed for this.

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TVET education key Barbados Advocate

Details: TVET education key. Tue, 03/19/2019 - 3:58am. While Barbados has embraced technical and vocational education, more still needs to be done so as to ensure that those desirous of achieving such qualifications, have access to the highest levels of study available internationally. So says Executive Director of the TVET Council, Henderson Eastmond.

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Free tertiary education a must Barbados Advocate

Details: With that in mind, and noting that education is the foundation on which this society is based, McDonald said that free, at the point of access, tertiary education is critical to the country’s continued development. Starting academic year 2014-15, Barbadian students enrolling in the University of the West Indies (UWI) have been required to pay

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Teach space education in schools Barbados Advocate

Details: Teach space education in schools. Mon, 07/19/2021 - 5:24am. There needs to be an inclusion of education about space and space technology into school curriculums locally and regionally. Such a view was expressed recently by National Point of Contact for Barbados for the Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC), Verrol-Ann Scott.

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Education Ministry may establish its own channel

Details: Education Ministry may establish its own channel. Wed, 05/20/2020 - 5:30am. THE Ministry of Education is exploring the idea of establishing its own education channel, to provide valuable content to the island’s students, even after the COVID-19 pandemic passes. Minister of Education, Technological and Vocational Training, Santia Bradshaw

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Education in action Barbados Advocate

Details: Education in action. Sat, 03/07/2020 - 6:00am. By: Cara L. Jean-Baptiste . With the opening of the Entrepreneurship Extravaganza yesterday, students of Ellerslie Secondary School, parents of students and a few business persons got the opportunity to display their craft.

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Investment education important Barbados Advocate

Details: Investment education important. Sun, 05/16/2021 - 5:17am. Fortress Fund Managers has been pushing the investment education of the general public and their social media platforms are working to ensure that potential and existing investors have a comfortable and clear avenue to knowledge regarding the investment world.

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Newest centenarian lauded for approach to family and education

Details: He said education was for his father and mother the most important part of their lives and saw it as the only way out of poverty. He noted that his father, who grew up in Orange Hill St. James, worked on Water Hall and Apes Hill plantations. His father chimed in that “money was small” at that time.

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Ministry of Education supportive of ‘Triple H’ initiative

Details: (from left) Deputy Chief Education Officer, Joy Adamson; Senior Development Officer of the High Commission of Canada, Michele Gibson; Lecturer at UWI and Regional Project Director of the IMPACT Justice Project, Professor Velma Newton and Parkinson Principal, Ian Holder, yesterday morning at the launch.The Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation is fully …

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Higher education important Barbados Advocate

Details: Higher education important Thu, 12/31/2020 - 5:50am Former Prime Minister of Jamaica, P.J. Patterson, drawing on his experience of leading Jamaica from 1992 to 2006, noted that while the contraction of the economy and the reduction in personal incomes caused by the pandemic will result in government revenue and debt servicing budgets being

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MISMATCH BETWEEN EDUCATION and JOBS Barbados Advocate

Details: “It is the education system that provides the resources to drive the economies of the region, and if the education system is not doing that, where else can it be done? What is the role of secondary school education? Do we really expect people to leave secondary schools and go straight into jobs and function in jobs?

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Education Ministry making big investment in technology

Details: Education Ministry making big investment in technology. Thu, 05/06/2021 - 5:30am. The Ministry of Education has procured robotics kits to be used by students from the nursery to secondary levels in the coding and robotics programme to be taught in schools from September. Education Minister Santia Bradshaw told the media at yesterday’s press

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Redman: Education system in trouble Barbados Advocate

Details: All students do not learn in the same manner or at the same pace and the country’s education system is failing to reflect this. President of the Barbados Secondary Teachers’ Union Mary-Ann Redman said that as a result of pushing mainly academics, the educational system was now in crisis.

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Ministry encouraged to provide sixth form guide Barbados

Details: A concerned parent is calling on the Ministry of Education to provide a guide for sixth-form schools in Barbados. Donna Sealy, President of the Lester Vaughan School Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) expressed the need for such, as she addressed the Sixth-Form Fair held at The St. Michael School, yesterday.

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B’DOS NOT READY FOR E-LEARNING Barbados Advocate

Details: With The Barbados Advocate reaching out to several teachers over the past few days as arrangements move forward to have all schools under the Ministry of Education fall in line with the distance teaching, the narrative remains the same, Barbados is just not ready. First and foremost comes the issue of accessibility.

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Tablets donated Barbados Advocate

Details: The Ministry of Education, Technological and Vocational Training has been armed to make things a bit easier for a few more households in Barbados. With the Google G Suite Tech Drive already underway, devices for the less fortunate students to be kept abreast with online learning are being provided, and close to 100 additional tablets were

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Education Ministry going full ‘STEAM’ ahead Barbados

Details: Education Ministry going full ‘STEAM’ ahead. Wed, 10/17/2018 - 12:00am. During the celebration of this year’s Education Month, heavy emphasis is being placed on the educational approach to learning that focuses on Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM). So says Deputy Chief Education Officer, Dr. Roderick Rudder

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Society of Psychologists holds educational session

Details: Society of Psychologists holds educational session. Sun, 10/15/2017 - 12:00am. In order to educate persons on the various fields of psychology, the Barbados Society of Psychologists held an educational session at the University of the West Indies (U.W.I.), Cave Hill Campus recently. Speaking to The Barbados Advocate on the sidelines of a three

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No decision yet to close local schools Barbados Advocate

Details: Thu, 03/19/2020 - 6:04am. The Ministry of Education is being guided by science and medical evidence and as yet will not be closing local schools, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Minister of Education, Technological and Vocational Training, Santia Bradshaw revealed the above, during an online consultation held by her Ministry, to address

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Health promotion, education critical to change Barbados

Details: Health promotion, education critical to change. Mon, 01/23/2017 - 12:00am. A working committee should be established in this country to address the myriad challenges posed to Barbadians’ health by the consumption of sugar sweetened beverages and sugary foods in general. The recommendation has come from President of the Barbados Association of

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Special Needs Policy lacking Barbados Advocate

Details: Special Needs Policy lacking. Thu, 03/30/2017 - 12:00am. Parents of children with disabilities are unable to pressure Government into putting the appropriate education and social services in place to meet the needs of their charges, due to the absence of a special needs policy. Retired Principal of the Irving Wilson School, Wilmont Straughn

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‘Schools’ menus will be modified’ Barbados Advocate

Details: The Ministry of Education, Technological and Vocational Training will soon be moving to modify the menu for the School Meals Programme in Barbados, to ensure more nutritious meals are delivered to the island’s children. According to Acting Minister of Education, Technological and Vocational Training, Lucille Moe, the Ministry will also be

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Many come out to Canadian Education Fair Barbados Advocate

Details: More Barbadians are seeking to study in Canada. So says Agnes Pust, Charge d’Affaires with the Canadian High Commission. Speaking to members of the media on the sidelines of a Canadian Education Fair dubbed ‘CUP Fest Canada Edition 2017’, which opened yesterday at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, she said there has been an increase in applications for student visas.

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Number of CVQs to be increased in schools Barbados Advocate

Details: Wed, 07/12/2017 - 12:00am. TO date, 25 Caribbean Vocational Qualifi-cations (CVQs) are offered in secondary schools across the island. Come September however, that number is expected to increase, reaching approximately 40 CVQs. Henderson Wiltshire, Education Officer in the Secondary Section of the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and

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Three schools will remain shut to complete repairs

Details: Director (Ag) of the Education Technical Management Unit responsible for the maintenance of schools (technical advice), Francisco Miller further revealed that the Ministry this year, received an increase in funding to carry out the school repairs. “Last financial year, we were given $3.4 million to carry out this domestic summer programme.

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Bahamas seeking to reform education system Barbados Advocate

Details: This is according to Minister of Education in The Bahamas, Jeffrey Lloyd, who at the time was speaking to the media at a press conference following a meeting between him, Minister of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Ronald Jones, and other officials at the Ministry, and prior to a tour of some of the nursery schools in Barbados.

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International Conference on Higher Education starts

Details: As the 5th International Conference on Higher Education (ICHE) got on its way on Sunday evening, Prime Minister of Barbados, the Rt. Hon. Fruendel Stuart offered a brief synopsis of how learning traveled across the Western world as well as highlighted three mandates of educational policy during his feature address.

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PROJECT Strengthening Distance Education Barbados Advocate

Details: PROJECT Strengthening Distance Education. Wed, 04/25/2018 - 12:00am. A project seeking to strengthen the Open Campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI) to make high-quality education available to more people across the Caribbean through the use of distance education technologies has exceeded expectations. Partnering with Global Affairs

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Creativity of youth shines Barbados Advocate

Details: The Biocultural Education and Research Programme recently announced the winners of its SustainaBIM video competition, which was designed to target the youth and give them a voice on issues of food and nutrition security. Nicole Sealy, Programme Assistant at the Biocultural Education and Research Programme (BERP) had high praise for winners

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Coding, robotics to be taught in schools Barbados Advocate

Details: The Education Minister noted, “The programme will be implemented by formalising timetable contact hours for early developmental stage and through extracurricular clubs.” She pointed out that the initiative will not only be introduced at public schools from the nursery to secondary level, but at New Horizon Academy and the Edna Nicholls Centre.

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Bishop Gordon against Comprehensive Sexuality Education in

Details: Bishop Gordon against Comprehensive Sexuality Education in schools. Sun, 03/26/2017 - 12:00am. Government Senator and Pastor David Durant is receiving support from another religious leader in his call for the ruling Administration and parent-teacher associations to resist the introduction of Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) in schools.

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Teachers from Dominica receive Special education training

Details: Teachers from Dominica receive Special education training in Barbados. Tue, 09/03/2019 - 8:00am. Faculty and staff of Dominica’s leading school for children with special needs recently received special education teacher training in Barbados. They partnered with Sunshine Early Stimulation Centre, a local school for children with special needs

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Valuable options in Humanities and Education Barbados

Details: ONE university Dean has argued that disciplines in the area of Humanities and Education should not be overlooked. In fact, Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Education at The University of the West Indies (UWI) Cave Hill Campus, Professor Frederick Ochieng’-Odhiambo, has suggested that these subjects are just as valuable as STEM subjects.

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PAY THE COST Barbados Advocate

Details: Funding Tertiary Education: Student Tuition Fees Technical/Vocational Education and National Economic Development and the Struggle for Parity of Esteem’. The chapter was a part of the book entitled ‘Barbados: Fifty Years of Independence’, which was launched at the Barbados Museum and Historical Society (BMHS) on Sunday evening.

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Nursing Auxiliary Programme launched Barbados Advocate

Details: Among those in attendance was Education Minister, Santia Bradshaw, Health Minister, Lt. Col. Jeffrey Bostic and Minister of People Empowerment and Elder Affairs, Cynthia Forde. In her address, Bradshaw said the initiative, which is open to persons 17 years and older, is …

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Flow Study receives kudos from education officials

Details: Flow Study receives kudos from education officials. Fri, 02/24/2017 - 12:00am. Flow Study could be entering local classrooms soon. Last year, Barbados’ leading telecommunications provider unveiled the on-demand, e-learning service that offers a wide variety of virtual educational tools for GSAT, CSEC and CAPE exams.

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Education high on agenda in war on drugs in sports

Details: THE education of the athletes and their coaches is high on the agenda of the Barbados National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA). Speaking at a lunch-time lecture of the National Council of Substance Abuse, Dr. Adrian Lorde, who has been at the head of the NADA and the Regional Anti-Doping Agency for a number of years, said that though Barbados is small and the support system isn’t …

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Closing the gender gap Barbados Advocate

Details: By: Education is one of the key steps necessary to bridge the gender gap in pay and other inequalities that exist between men and women in the workplace. This was one of the points that was brought home by US Ambassador to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean, Linda S. Taglialatela, who was the guest speaker at the Soroptimist International (SI

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State-of-the-art Children’s Gallery opens Barbados Advocate

Details: Education is so important – the children of today are our future,” he stressed. President of the Society, Sir Trevor Carmichael expressed appreciation to the Board of Trustees and Executive Staff of The Maria Holder Memorial Trust for their generous …

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