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Alleyne gets a sixth form

Alleyne gets a sixth form

The 232-year-old Alleyne School is the newest secondary school to get a sixth form. Today, Minister of Education Ronald Jones led a team of officials for the installation of 20 students, including eight boys and 12 girls, into sixth form at the St Andrew-based learning institution. A beaming Jones hailed the development saying “this is […]

Plug pulled on plans to host Dominican students at BCC

Plug pulled on plans to host Dominican students at BCC

Plans for the Barbados Community College (BCC) to accept close to 50 students from storm-ravaged Dominica have been abruptly scrapped. Minister of Education Ronald Jones told Barbados TODAY this afternoon that his ministry had been informed by the Dominican authorities that the arrangement for the students, following the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria last month, […]

Jones not intervening in St Leonard’s impasse

Jones not intervening in St Leonard’s impasse

Minister of Education Ronald Jones said he had no intention of intervening in the impasse between the St Leonard’s Boys’ School and two of the leading public sector trade unions, even though industrial action could be mere hours away. Jones told Barbados TODAY it was for other people to resolve the dispute over the sacking […]

UWI principal warns of ‘looming crisis’ in higher education

UWI principal warns of ‘looming crisis’ in higher education

Pro Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of the West Indies (UWI), Cave Hill Campus, Professor Eudine Barriteau is warning of “a looming crisis”, which she says will affect the ability of the average Barbadian to afford a tertiary education. Speaking during a ceremony to announce a US$2,500 scholarship for first year student Akilah Jordan-Watson […]

Teachers are not shut out, assures Jones

Teachers are not shut out, assures Jones

Minister of Education Ronald Jones is assuring that the island’s teachers have not been shut out of the process of decision making in relation to the soon-to-be established Teaching Service Commission. Following an announcement made by Prime Minister Freundel Stuart last week that the commission will be proclaimed into law on October 16, Jones has […]

St Leonard’s dispute still not settled

St Leonard’s dispute still not settled

The Barbados Secondary Teachers’ Union (BSTU) says the ball is now in the Ministry of Education’s court as far as the dispute at the St Leonard’s Boys’ School is concerned. On two occasions over the past two weeks, the school was forced to close early after teachers and other unionized members of staff called in […]

Hold strain

Hold strain

Minister of Education Ronald Jones is urging disgruntled invigilators who have yet to be paid by the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) for work done since May, to hold strain a little longer and do not complain. The minister said he was confident any delay in payment from the regional testing body would be rectified soon […]

School system falling short, QC principal warns

School system falling short, QC principal warns

Amid rising crime and violence, a leading educator is suggesting that the school system is failing way too many of this region’s young people and that teachers must take their fair share of the blame for society’s problems. “With all the troubles we have in teaching and the teaching profession I look forward to the […]

Not adding up

Not adding up

The Lester Vaughn School is seeking to correct a major Maths and English problem at the St Thomas learning institution. Students seemingly have had difficulty grasping both subjects, with the entire first year failing Maths last year. Therefore, Acting Principal Tanya Harding said the school would employ a creative method to help reverse the problem. […]

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