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Delayed opening of several schools

The Ministry of Education, Technological and Vocational Training has advised that a number of schools will have a delayed opening, and not start on Monday, September 9, 2019. Following construction and rehabilitative works at these schools, which contributed to excessive dust and the repositioning of furniture and equipment, there is a need for these school plants […]

Four schools will remain closed to complete repairs

Thirty-seven out of the 41 schools targeted for repairs this summer under the Ministry of Education’s Schools Summer Programme will open for classes next Monday – the start of the Michaelmas school term. The four schools that will remain closed for the first week of the new school term are: St Stephen’s Nursery, Belmont Primary, […]

Fresh warning about brain drain

A visiting politician is making a case for skilled Caribbean nationals to stay within the region rather than going to North America and elsewhere to earn a living. Addressing students, administrators and others at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Cave Hill on Friday, Deputy Speaker of the Bahamas House of Assembly, Donald Saunders […]

Eudine Barriteau

A first for Cave Hill

October 19 will be a historic day at the Cave Hill Campus of the University of the West Indies as hundreds of students cross the stage to collect their scrolls. At that graduation ceremony, the campus will bid farewell to its first transgender student. Dadrina Emmanuel, who entered the institution in 2016, is graduating with […]

Enrolment up at UWI Cave Hill campus

Student enrolment at the Cave Hill Campus of the University of the West Indies is again ticking upwards. This comes after years of decline following the 2014 decision of the former administration to have nationals pay their own tuition fees. Enrolment is up 10 per cent over last year, Principal and Pro Vice Chancellor Professor […]

Marcia Weekes

Praise Academy pleased with historic CAPE results

Praise Academy, a registered charity, entered 14 students for CAPE exams in 2019. Seven completed the Performing Arts Dance option, six the Cinematic Arts option and one sat Entrepreneurial Studies. All 14 students passed; 10 were awarded Grade 2’s and two achieved Grade 3’s. Of the 14, the highest marks were achieved by two 14-year […]

CXC appoints new registrar/CEO

The Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) has a new Registrar and Chief Executive Officer at the helm of the organisation. Effective August 1, Dr Wayne Wesley  – a Jamaican national – took over  from former Registrar Glenroy Cumberbatch who retired at the end of July. Wesley joined CXC in June 2018, as Director of Operations, Examination Services […]

CXC to go ‘fully digital’ in 2020

An e-learning hub and on-demand testing are among innovations the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) has announced, as it moves ahead with the full “digital transformation” of regional secondary education next year. And the regional exam body continues to tout the benefits of its fledgling primary school exit assessment in the Eastern Caribbean. Speaking in Montserrat […]

2019 Commonwealth PhD Scholarships

The Ministry of Education, Technological and Vocational Training invites suitably qualified persons to apply for the 2019 Commonwealth PhD Scholarships for citizens of high income Commonwealth countries. Applicants must be citizens of Barbados, and will be selected based on their potential to lead in the pursuit of global excellence in research and knowledge, as well as […]

Sixth form fair helps students plan academic future

Parents and students turned out at the St Michael School this morning for the second edition of the Sixth Form Fair. They were given a detailed look at the subjects offered at the island’s sixth form secondary schools, the grades needed to enter as well as the various extracurricular activities. Interested students also got to […]

Common Entrance results to be announced next Monday

The results of the 2019 Barbados Secondary Schools’ Entrance Examination (BSSEE), more popularly known as the Common Entrance Exam or 11-Plus will be announced next Monday, June 17. Minister of Education,Technological and Vocational Training, Santia Bradshaw, will make the announcement at 10a.m. in the Minister’s Conference Room at the Ministry’s Constitution Road, St Michael headquarters. […]

CXC addresses next steps in employee discussions

FULL STATEMENT FROM CXC In 2019, the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) will mark the 40th anniversary of providing examinations to the member states of CARICOM. This is a mandate which the management of CXC is firmly committed to, as it will assist citizens of the region to position themselves as skilled practitioners in an ever-changing, […]

UK college appoints its first female black master, and she is Barbadian

(BBC) – The first black woman has been appointed to lead an Oxbridge college. Sonita Alleyne, 51, who has been elected as the next master of Jesus College, Cambridge, will also be its first female appointee and will take up the role from October. Businesswoman and entrepreneur Alleyne said it was “an honour to be […]

Change in venue for CXC exams

The Ministry of Education, Technological and Vocational Training has advised that there has been a change in venue for the Caribbean Examinations Council exams scheduled for Monday, May 27, at the Wildey Gymnasium, Wildey, St Michael. The exams for that day will now be held at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, Two Mile Hill, St […]

New Principal At Barbados Community College

There’s a new principal at the helm of the Barbados Community College. She is Annette Alleyne, a Barbadian educator with over 30 years’ experience at the tertiary and secondary levels. Principal Alleyne took up her new duties on May 3, this year, and is now leading the oldest community college in the region. She holds […]

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