Career & Education

Smyle on top

Corporal Renardo Smyle might have joined the Jamaica Constabulary Force as a result of financial challenges, but he has come to develop a passion for service and wants to make a difference by putting the knowledge gained from his occupational associate degree to good... Read More

NCU awarded institutional accreditation
Northern Caribbean University's (NCU's) application to the University Council of Jamaica (UCJ) for institutional accreditation has been approved, making it the first local university with the designation. ... Read More

Sandals Foundation introduces engagement programme in western schools
Keeping children focused both inside and outside the classroom can be a challenge, even for the most seasoned educator and the most well-intentioned parent. ... Read More

CSF to host computer coding workshops in St Lucia
Castries, St Lucia — The Caribbean Science Foundation (CSF), which has its headquarters on the campus of the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill, Barbados, has announced plans to conduct computer coding Workshops in Saint Lucia.... Read More

Cement Company staff awards

Sunday, December, 9 2018    

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USF donates ICT equipment to UNESCO youth committee

Sunday, December, 9 2018    

THE capabilities of the UNESCO Youth Advisory Committee have received a technological boost courtesy of the Universal Service Fund (USF) which on Wednesday presented it with six laptops, six tablets, a printer and projector.The items are valued at $600,000. Read More

Igniting sparks

BY KIMONE THOMPSON Associate Editor — Features thompsonk@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, December, 2 2018    

IT only takes a spark to get a fire going. That's exactly what education strategist Brittany Singh Williams is banking on with her new venture — an individualised after-school learning programme designed to build 21st-century skills in students from grades four to six. Read More

Knox College wins UTech, Jamaica 2nd annual maths quiz

Sunday, December, 2 2018    

Senior high school students from Knox College firmly demonstrated their prowess in mathematics by taking the winning title in the 2nd annual University of Technology, Jamaica Mathematics Quiz Competition Thursday last at the university's Papine campus. Read More

National awards $4.5m to early childhood teachers

Sunday, December, 2 2018    

The National Baking Company Foundation has awarded six full scholarships and nine grants totalling $4.5 million to early childhood teachers under its Little Leaders Early Childhood programme. Read More

UCJ internationally certified

Sunday, December, 2 2018    

The University Council of Jamaica (UCJ) recently received ISO 9001: 2015 certification, and accomplishment which is expected to enhance the agency's credibility and strengthen public as well as stakeholder confidence, particularly among its primary customer base — higher education... Read More

Fresh look for special needs school

Sunday, December, 2 2018    

The Spanish Town school dedicated to the development of children and adolescents with disabilities, formerly known as the 3-D Projects, now sports a fresh look, thanks to members of Phillippo Baptist Church whose ushers spent a day painting and debushing the compound. Read More

Should I wait for a promotion, or just quit?

Sunday, December, 2 2018    

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69 wards recognised for CSEC, CAPE performance

Sunday, December, 2 2018    

Sixty-nine wards of the State have been recognised for outstanding performance in the 2018 Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC)- administered exams. Read More

Kudos!

Sunday, December, 2 2018    

Auditing and consulting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) on Friday presented its annual scholarship awards to one student each from the University of Technology,Jamaica (UTech) and The University of the West Indies (The UWI). Here, the recipients, Chantelle Ramsay (second left) of UTech... Read More

Business versus 'busyness' at Christmastime

with Debra Fraser | Sunday, December, 2 2018    

With Christmas fast approaching, everyone is feeling the happy, but hectic crunch of the holiday season. For business leaders, who are people too, this can mean unmanageable stress and even failure as yuletide stress is compounded by spikes in seasonal business — trying to reach... Read More



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