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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. […]

Tread carefully with Venezuela, academics warn

Tread carefully with Venezuela, academics warn

Amid a deepening economic and political crisis in Venezuela, regional leaders have been told they need to “wake up and smell the coffee” as far as the threat to regional stability is concerned. During a University of the West Indies (UWI) organized panel discussion that was streamed live on Tuesday night, retired director of the […]

Failing grade

Failing grade

A veteran educator has partly blamed teachers for the poor performance of some students, arguing that they are failing in their duty to their charges. Former Bay Primary principal Grantley Osbourne said love was lacking between teachers and students and that was translating into children’s academic shortcomings. “The reason why children are not performing at […]

‘Inniss flip-flopping on fired teacher’s case’

‘Inniss flip-flopping on fired teacher’s case’

President of the Barbados Secondary Teachers’ Union (BSTU) Mary Redman is accusing some Government ministers of attempting to discredit high-ranking union officials and belittling the union’s work in a bid to hide their incompetence and that of some of the senior officers in the ministries they run. Redman took special aim at Minister of Industry, […]

Wet start to new school year

Wet start to new school year

Dreary skies and light drizzles could not put a damper on the opening of school today, as most primary and secondary institutions began the new school year. Students began queuing at bus stops from as early as 6 a.m. today, waiting for transportation to what were new schools for many. General Manager of the Transport […]