Sixth Form for Grantley Adams Memorial School

The Grantley Adams Memorial School has been added to the list of schools to have sixth forms next year.

Minister of Education Ronald Jones made the announcement yesterday as he addressed the unveiling ceremony for a new Cosmetology Laboratory at the school in St Joseph, saying “I will add you to that list”.

Jones stated that while there was a need to have a variety of post-secondary options for young students, revenue challenges were the main hindrance to the implementation of such a venture.

Education Minister Ronald Jones.

He urged the school to move forward with the necessary research and proposals, however he cautioned that there were some considerations to be made when taking such a huge step.

“”It is not simple, but it is doable…  There is no guarantee… it’s an involved process,” he said, noting that the school needed to be “in a position of readiness”.

Jones also praised the notion that the school’s proposed sixth form would focus on technical and vocational studies.

The Cosmetology Laboratory was made possible through a partnership with El Dorado Gold (Barbados) Ltd.


Source: BGIS

12 Responses to Sixth Form for Grantley Adams Memorial School

  1. Veroniva Boyce
    Veroniva Boyce October 15, 2016 at 2:19 pm

    Well Done!

  2. Marilyn Curreny
    Marilyn Curreny October 15, 2016 at 2:37 pm


  3. Queenie ShaSha
    Queenie ShaSha October 15, 2016 at 3:54 pm

    Lollol Tonya Bradshaw

  4. Hal Austin October 15, 2016 at 4:37 pm

    What percentage of school leavers get five or more CXCs?

  5. Marvo Thorne
    Marvo Thorne October 15, 2016 at 4:46 pm

    Wa happen to Lester Vaughn

  6. Kearn Williams
    Kearn Williams October 15, 2016 at 7:44 pm


  7. Tony Webster October 15, 2016 at 8:42 pm

    A “Cosmetology Laboratory”???? Why not go for broke, and open (with drums and cymbals on TV-8 of course), sumptin’ a li’l more “up-beat”, say, like a “University of Cosmetologilical Sciences”?

    Yes please Sir, permit muh jes’ one more SMH. Please.

  8. Tricia Mondore
    Tricia Mondore October 15, 2016 at 10:27 pm

    What is the criteria Mr minister and have you taken a look at that plant and see the deplorable conditions it’s in I would not want my child there the physical environment is dismal.

  9. Alex Alleyne October 16, 2016 at 3:19 am

    One by one , moving forward to make sure “all” Schools reach this goal.

  10. lswiltshire October 16, 2016 at 11:01 am

    hal austin
    how many o levels did you get in your time? care to tell u?

  11. Hal Austin October 17, 2016 at 9:25 am

    We do not just need sixth forms, but a curriculum relevant to a developing nation.
    Instead of every secondary school having a sixth form – those without will be seen as inferior – we need four sixth form colleges geographically located with A class curricula, focusing on STEM and languages.
    But emphasis must be on the nursery to aged 16 yr olds, with a system of fat-tracking those youngsters who show a high ability at certain subjects ie maths.
    By the way, what percentage of GDP is spent on education.

  12. Hal Austin October 17, 2016 at 10:09 am


    I did not go to school. Too old now to go.


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