Career & Education

Exam to replace GSAT pushed back to 2018

Students at St Richard’s Primary in St Andrew celebrate after writing their final papers in the Grade Six Achievement Test in March. The test will be replaced by the Primary Exit Profile in the academic year 2018/2019. (Photo: Lionel Rookwood)

THE roll-out of the Primary Exit Profile (PEP), which is slated to replace the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT), has been rescheduled to the academic year 2018/2019 from a previously announced date of 2017/2018. Chief education officer in the Ministry of Education, Dr Grace McLean, told reporters ... Read More

Ministry details guidelines for public schools funding
THE Ministry of Education, Youth and Information has announced details of the arrangements for the f ... Read More

RATTRAY... outstanding schools are those with strong leadership Fierce urgency for strong school leadership — Rattray
EDUCATIONAL leadership professional Dr Renee Rattray says there is a “fierce urgency” fo ... Read More

File photo of a graduation ceremony of Munro College in 2013 Munro College proudly marks its 160th
MALVERN, St Elizabeth — Celebrations to mark the 160th anniversary of Munro College have gone ... Read More

Schools urged to keep registration costs down

Sunday, June 26, 2016    

The Ministry of Education, Youth and Information is advising school administrators to keep the cost of registration packages between $1,000 and $5,000. Making the call, senior advisor at the ministry Robert Miller said the ministry has received reports that some schools are charging exorbitant sums, when the mandate of the Government is to make the cost to parents “minimal”. He said the administrators need to adhere to the directive that all “charges for registration packages ... Read More

School, parents partners in education — Reid

Sunday, June 26, 2016    

Education Minister Ruel Reid greets students of Sunrise Early Childhood Development Centre at their graduation ceremony on Thursday. Photo: JIS

Minister of Education, Youth and Information Ruel Reid has called for continued support and partnership in the education of the nation’s students. “There are some parents who think that all you have to do is to plant the children at school and leave it all up to the teachers,” the minister said. He was speaking Thursday at the graduation ceremony for 32 kindergarten students from Sunrise Early Childhood Development Centre, in Kingston. The ceremony was held at St Richard of C ... Read More

Majestic Christian

Sunday, June 26, 2016    

Tijani Christian spent last week in England as part of his award under the 2016 Queen’s Young Leaders Programme.

Her Majesty The Queen presented awards to the 2016 Queen’s Young Leaders, including Jamaica winner Tijani Christian, in a special ceremony at Buckingham Palace on Thursday. The award is the latest in a string of national and regional accplades for Christian, a teacher at Jamaica College. Last year he was installed Jamaica Youth Ambassador to the Commonwealth, and in 2013 he won the Prime Minister’s Youth Award for Excellence in the category of leadership, for example. He currently ... Read More

Non-traditional excellence

Sunday, June 26, 2016    

Students of Wilbert Stewart Basic School in Kingston perform a cultural item at the National Child Month Committee’s 2016 Youth Academic Achievement Award ceremony on Wednesday.Photo: JIS

Sixteen students from non-traditional high schools across the island were on Wednesday awarded for outstanding performance in the 2015 Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC)-administered external examinations. It was National Child Month Committee’s (NCMC) 2016 Youth Academic Achievement Award at Knutsford Court Hotel in New Kingston, and the students were presented with scholarships, certificates, plaques, and gift baskets. The top awardee was Shackoyla Crooks of Godfrey Stewart High Sch ... Read More

How to get financial aid

Nicole McLaren Campbell | Sunday, June 26, 2016    

The cost of a US college can be as much as US$70,000 per year,

Financial aid and scholarship souring may very well be the most important part of the college application process for students whose matriculation depends on securing funding for their studies. After all, you can get into all your dream colleges, but you can’t enrol unless you can pay for it. With the cost of tertiary education in the US expected to continue to increase each year — while the Jamaican dollar continues to lose value a robust affordability strategy is a must for parent ... Read More

JPS takes on 130 summer employees

Sunday, June 26, 2016    

Manager, HR Business Services at Jamaica Public Service, Silina Patterson addresses the group of high school and university students who will work with the utility company and its partners this summer.Aston Spaulding

One hundred and thirty students from secondary and tertiary institutions across the island will start a seven-week Summer Employment Programme, valued at $4 million, with Jamaica Public Service (JPS) tomorrow. To prepare them for the workplace, the utility company hosted the students at an orientation on Friday, at which it schooled them about what was expected over the period. Tishan Lee, JPS’s head of marketing, emphasised the importance of one’s personal brand. “Use t ... Read More

Is grad school right for me?

Carolyn Marie Smith | Sunday, June 26, 2016    

Carolyn Marie SMITH

Dear Career Advisor: I have just completed all the requirements for a bachelor’s degree; however, I don’t have a clue as to what to do next. I have sent out a few applications, but to date I have not received even one response or acknowledgement of receipt. I have had a desire to pursue further studies and I am being encouraged in this regard by one of my lecturers. I am trying to weigh the options, but I can see no clear path for either, as I have obligations and I am not sure how ... Read More

Creating powerful messages

Sunday, June 26, 2016    

Communications consultancy Buckley Communications is hosting a workshop at Knutsford Court Hotel today to help practitioners get noticed in what is an increasingly crowded field. The one-day workshop, from 8:30 am - 5:00 pm, is titled ‘Creating Powerful Messages’. Managing partner of the consultancy Byron Buckley explained that “the 24-hour news cycle across a multiplicity of media platforms and amid competing voices makes it challenging for businesses and other organisations ... Read More

Munro athlete bags Dalhousie scholarships

BY ALDANE WALTERS Career & Education writer | Sunday, June 26, 2016    

Career & Education columnist and CEO of AIM Educational Services Nicole Campbell guided Hendricks to Dalhousie and to the two scholarship awards.Photo: Bryan Cummings

EVERY once in while we come across those people who disprove some of the stereotypes that many of us have come to adopt; Andre Hendricks is one of them. The 18-year-old Munro College student has defied the “dumb jock” stereotype by copping not one, but two scholarships from Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia, Canada. Hendricks has been awarded the coveted R A Murray Scholarship as well as a sports scholarship from the institution. The former guarantees the St Elizabeth native US$22,0 ... Read More

JN Articulators

Sunday, June 26, 2016    

Charter members of the JN Articulators Toastmasters Club affirm the toastmasters member pledge during the chartering of their club in Montego Bay, earlier this year. The club is based at the JN Financial Centre at Catherine Hall. It is the second staff-led Toastmasters Club at JNBS, joining the Kingston club, which was formed in 2011.Photo: JNBS

 Charter members of the JN Articulators Toastmasters Club affirm the toastmasters member pledge during the chartering of their club in Montego Bay, earlier this year. The club is based at the JN Financial Centre at Catherine Hall. It is the second staff-led Toastmasters Club at JNBS, joining the Kingston club, which was formed in 2011. (Photo: JNBS) Read More



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