Category: Education

Ross University

Dominica Government officials refute claims the island was not ready for reopening of Ross University

Roseau, Dominica : The Dominica government had informed the US-owned Ross University School of Medicine that it could have resumed its operations on the hurricane struck island even before the start of the January semester in 2019, a senior government diplomat has said. Dominica’s ambassador to the United States and the Organization of American States (OAS), Vince […]

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New global mandate

Within the next two years the University of the West Indies (UWI) will have a presence on every continent, top officials of the learning institution are promising. Vice Chancellor Professor Sir Hilary Beckles said in light of a recent satisfactory ranking on one of the world’s prestigious university lists, UWI would redouble its efforts to […]

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Tuition joy

Barbadian undergraduate students at the Cave Hill campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI) will not have to dig into their pockets to pay their tuition fees after all. The university today said it had finally received official word from the Ministry of Education confirming that Government would indeed cover the costs. This […]

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Ellerslie’s new uniform stays

The Ellerslie School is sticking to its decision to change its uniform come the start of the 2018/2019 academic year. Principal Major Errol Braithwaite all but put the matter to bed at an hour-long meeting this evening with close to 200 parents who filled the school’s hall. Although no official explanation was made public, Barbados […]

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Govt hints at corporal punishment ban

Minister of Education Santia Bradshaw has hinted strongly at the possibility of an outright ban on corporal punishment at the island’s schools. Bradshaw, the Acting Prime Minister in the absence of Prime Minister Mia Mottley who is on an official and personal trip abroad, according to the Barbados Government Information Service, today said corporal punishment […]

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Don’t be like ‘Naked Departure’ – Forde warns students

The spread of graphic images and ‘fake news’ is a matter of concern for Minister of Youth Adrian Forde. Delivering opening remarks at today’s Internet Governance Forum at the Barbados Community College he warned secondary school students that though the Internet was a good tool, when misused it could be deadly. “We are aware of […]

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Colin Carter donates library bearing his name to St Giles Primary School

A new library was officially opened on Friday at the St Giles Primary School. The library was sponsored by former student of the St Giles Boys School, Colin Carter. Speaking at the launch, Carter who is a United Kingdom-based author who has published his autobiography entitled Walk With Me, said that children in societies today are being […]

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Wesley Hall Junior School principal renews call for building to be repaired

Principal of the Wesley Hall Junior School, Herbert Gittens is making another call for the promised reconstruction of the St Michael school that has been in a state of disrepair for a number of years. He made the appeal as he delivered his report at the school’s graduation at the Sanctuary Empowerment Centre on Friday. […]

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School ends next week for summer break

Public schools will close for summer recess next week. The last day of school for students will be Thursday, July 5, while teachers will proceed on vacation after Friday, July 6. Nine weeks have been allocated for the 2018 summer holidays. The new school year 2018-2019 will begin with a planning week for teachers from […]

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BSTU backs decision to reopen Alma Parris

The island’s second oldest trade union believes not only is it a good idea to reopen the Alma Parris Memorial School in St Peter, but Government should consider building a similar learning institution in the south of the island. The Barbados Secondary Teachers Union (BSTU) maintains the then Democratic Labour Party (DLP) administration should never […]

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Students’ joy

The Cave Hill campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI) is preparing for a rush of new students following Government’s announcement that it would once again pay the full tuition costs for Barbadians attending the tertiary institution. UWI Principal Professor Eudine Barriteau today revealed that since the announcement by Prime Minister Mia Mottley […]

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A dream comes true for Amyah

It was a tidal wave of emotions for ten-year old Amyah Ellis, who on Thursday secured a position at the school of her dreams, Queen’s College. The early sitter always considered herself smart, but was shocked to learn that she had emerged as the top girl at Trinity Academy following the May 8 Common Entrance […]

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Weekes and Beckles are tops at St Paul’s

Although it did not place in the island’s Top ten, St Paul’s Primary School still has much reason to celebrate following the release of results for this year’s Barbados Secondary Schools Entrance Examination. Of the 58 students from the school who sat the May 8 exam, 19 students scored between 90 and 100 in Mathematics, […]

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English scores down, Maths up, based on 11-plus results

While the national average on English is down, there has been a substantial improvement in Mathematics scores in this year’s Barbados Secondary Schools Entrance Examination, commonly known as the Common Entrance or 11-Plus. The disclosure was made today by Minister of Education, Technological and Vocational Training Santia Bradshaw at a press conference at which she […]

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Nikisha and Liam secure Top 10 spots

The name on everyone’s lips at the Selah Primary School in St Lucy today was that of top student Nikisha Archer, who is off to Queen’s College in September. Archer was able to do what no other pupil of the school has done in recent years by making it into the national list of top […]

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Major sacrifices were made, says Walcott

Tajani Walcott of Workman’s Primary scored the third highest mark in this year’s Common Entrance Exam. With a near perfect score of 98 in English, 91 in Mathematics and an ‘A’ in Composition, he is headed to Queen’s College next term. However, with the exam results now out the way, he is eager to get […]

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Chloe does Wills proud

The co-principal of Wills Primary School, Julia Franklin, could not contain her excitement when she found out that one her students – Chloe Lozada – was counted among the Top ten in this year’s Barbados Secondary School Entrance Examination, commonly referred as the 11-plus. Lozada will be heading to Queen’s College in September after attaining […]

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