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Teachers meet with education officials to discuss school violence

Teachers meet with education officials to discuss school violence

The Ministry of Education today assured the island’s teachers that their concerns about school violence and suggestions on how the issue should be tackled would be taken on board. According to a statement issued by the Barbados Government Information Service (BGIS) the undertaking was given by Permanent Secretary June Chandler when she and Chief Education […]

Cow itch forces school closure

Cow itch forces school closure

Classes at Blackman and Gollop Primary School at Staple Grove, Christ Church came to an early end today as cow itch forced the closure of the school for the remainder of the week. While Barbados TODAY was denied access to the compound, and was advised that the principal would not entertain questions from the media, […]

CXC no show

CXC no show

A top official of the Barbados-based Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) has raised concern about the number of students who failed to show up to write the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) final exam back in January. To make matters worse, CXC Deputy Chair Marcia Potter said some of these exams were paid for by Barbadian […]

Ministry asks BSTU for more time

Ministry asks BSTU for more time

After being issued with an ultimatum to meet with the Barbados Secondary Teachers’ Union (BSTU) by tomorrow to discuss the worrying rise in school violence or face the wrath of educators, the Ministry of Education has requested a three-day extension. This afternoon BSTU President Mary Redman told Barbados TODAY her union wrote the ministry on […]

Statement – Ministry of Education addresses claims of misconduct at NAPSAC

Statement – Ministry of Education addresses claims of misconduct at NAPSAC

Officials from the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation met recently with the organisers of the National Primary Schools Athletic Championship (NAPSAC) to discuss allegations made on social media, by a teacher, of inappropriate behaviour by students at a NAPSAC Zone Meet on Monday, February 12, 2018. Ministry officials also met with representatives of […]

BSTU statement re Ministry talks on school violence

BSTU statement re Ministry talks on school violence

While the BSTU understands and appreciates the right of the employer to meet with employees the Union believes that because of the grievous nature of these particular circumstances at the Grantley Adams school, because of the fact that the Union wrote and demanded such a meeting and because the union is aware of the fact […]

Violence forces closure of Grantley Adams Memorial School

Violence forces closure of Grantley Adams Memorial School

Teachers at Grantley Adams Memorial School have forced the closure of the school tomorrow after reporting that they planned to stay away from the classroom following a stabbing yesterday at the Blackmans, St Joseph learning institution, which resulted in injuries to four students, and the discovery today of several weapons, including a cutlass. The educators […]

Jones calls on students to cut out ‘careless’ pranks

Jones calls on students to cut out ‘careless’ pranks

A week after a disturbing video went viral on social media showing a male student from Grantley Adams Memorial School setting fire to the hair of an unsuspecting female student, Minister of Education Ronald Jones today appealed to this island’s school children to cut out the “foolish” pranks. Referring directly to the incident at a […]

SMS success

SMS success

Ten students from the St Michael School (SMS) have received international scholarships and will be jetting off to the United Kingdom, Costa Rica, Japan and Hong Kong to study. This was the highlight of the Principal’s Report delivered during the school’s annual speech day and prizegiving ceremony today at the Martindale’s Road institution. Principal Yvette […]

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