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SPISE making robotics push

SPISE making robotics push

With the aim of creating the next Mark Zuckerberg or Larry Page, the Student Programme for Innovation in Science and Engineering (SPISE) kicked off last Saturday at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill campus. The 2017 SPISE cohort consists of 24 secondary school students from 13 Caribbean countries. They will be immersed in […]

HC graduates told future for the taking

HC graduates told future for the taking

One hundred and sixty-four students closed the final chapter of their secondary school life as they graduated from Harrison College on Saturday. And they were advised to grasp the many possibilities that would be available to them to make their mark. The advice came from Gillian Alleyne, the first female general secretary of the Caribbean Congress […]

Aim for gold

Aim for gold

Students graduating from the St Bartholomew Primary School have been encouraged to stay away from negative influences and to be leaders, as they continue their education at the secondary level. The advice came from principal Hyacinth Harris as she addressed the 20 students at their graduation. She said while there has been much talk about […]

Alma Parris parents reject Comissiong’s legal advice

Alma Parris parents reject Comissiong’s legal advice

They may have a legal leg on which to stand, but parents of displaced Alma Parris students today appeared reluctant to take attorney-at-law David Comissiong’s advice on how they should respond to the school’s sudden closure. Following the recent announcement, Comissiong stated over the weekend that “it is totally ridiculous and unacceptable that in 21st […]

BUT warns of discrepancies with new teaching service appointments

BUT warns of discrepancies with new teaching service appointments

Following the recent announcement of over 700 appointments to the teaching service, the Barbados Union of Teachers (BUT) says it is headed back to the Ministry of Education and the Personal Administration Division to have some discrepancies addressed. “Currently we sent out information in the schools and there were about 27 or so persons on […]

Wills Primary students celebrated

Wills Primary students celebrated

Thirty-three graduates of the Wills Primary School last Wednesday celebrated – and were celebrated for – their performance in the recent Barbados Secondary Schools’ Common Entrance Examination (BSSEE). Proud parents and guardians were present as their children’s achievements were lauded not only for their academic performance, but for their sporting accomplishments and community work as […]

Slow learners left behind

Slow learners left behind

The authors of the White Paper on Education Reform (1995) had envisioned the introduction of new initiatives to improve the delivery of quality education in Barbados. One of the major innovations was the establishment of three secondary schools offering an alternative programme which would “be provided with an appropriate curricula, appropriate text books, specialized equipment, […]

Forde not surprised by closure of ‘the A.S.S.’ school

Forde not surprised by closure of ‘the A.S.S.’ school

A former education official says she is disappointed, but not surprised by last week’s announcement by Government of the closure of the Alma Parris Secondary School in St Peter. In fact, former parliamentary secretary in the Ministry of Education Cynthia Forde has suggested that the shutdown was long in coming. “For two years, the Government […]

Distressed parents

Distressed parents

It was a mix of anger and bewilderment as parents of students attending Alma Parris Memorial Secondary School filed out of the Ministry of Education’s Constitution Road headquarters this afternoon following a 2 p.m. meeting with officials. Some parents also expressed shock over the sudden announcement of the school’s closure a week ago, but it […]

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