Career & Education

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Sunday, April, 1 2018    

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CMU president proposes SEZ for St Thomas campus

Sunday, April, 1 2018    

President of the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) Professor Fritz Pinnock says a special economic zone (SEZ) is to be created at the proposed St Thomas campus of the university. Read More

TAP trainees promised experiential learning

Sunday, April, 1 2018    

Participants in the Universal Service Fund (USF) Technology Advancement Programme (TAP) will be trained from a well-rounded curriculum, inclusive of face-to-face, experiential and practical exercises. Read More

Security ministry sponsors security science course

Sunday, March, 25 2018    

The Ministry of National Security on Thursday signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with four tertiary institutions for the development of a certificate programme in the fundamentals of security science. Read More

Take up OAS scholarships, organisation urges

KIMONE THOMPSON Associate editor — features thompsonk@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, March, 25 2018    

The leadership of the Organisation of American States (OAS) is concerned that not enough young people from the Caribbean are applying for the scholarships it awards each year, ostensibly because of perceived language barriers and negative perceptions about educational... Read More

Kiwanis kick-starts Little Bee 2018

Sunday, March, 25 2018    

Forty -two basic and preparatory schools will participate in the 2018 staging of Little Bee Spelling, the signature project of the Kiwanis Club of New Kingston. Read More

To discipline is not to punish

Dr Karla Hylton | Sunday, March, 25 2018    

Disciplining children is one of the most important yet difficult responsibility of parenting. The goal is to foster acceptable and appropriate behaviour in your child. Unfortunately, in Jamaica, the idea of discipline has become synonymous with punishment. It is... Read More

PHOTO: BYE, GSAT!

Sunday, March, 25 2018    

Students of St Francis Primary celebrate at the end of the two-day Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) on Friday. GSAT, which tests ability in mathematics,language arts, social studies and communication tasks, was administered in 1,089 centres across the island this year, to students born in... Read More

UCC to offer postgraduate law

Sunday, March, 25 2018    

As of next academic year, students of the University of the Commonwealth Caribbean (UCC) will be able to pursue postgraduate programme in law, specifically the Master of Laws (LLM), Postgraduate Diploma in Law, and the Postgraduate Certificate in Law. Read More

SJF helps students prepare for Spanish exams

Sunday, March, 25 2018    

As it has done for the past five years, the Spanish-Jamaican Foundation (SJF) this year partnered with the Ministry of Education and the National Association of Spanish Teachers (ANPE) to stage Spanish Immersion Days in preparation for the oral component of Caribbean... Read More

Monotony at work driving me crazy

Carolyn Marie Smith | Sunday, March, 25 2018    

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You need more than English to survive, Mexican diplomat advises students

Sunday, March, 25 2018    

Mexican Consul Fernando Alvarado is the latest in a growing list of diplomats, educators and government representatives to urge Jamaican students to learn a second language, starting with Spanish, given the island's proximity to Spanish-speaking countries and... Read More

Graduates, start your emergency fund in your 20s!

Sunday, March, 18 2018    

Managing your finances at any age can be an overwhelming task, and it can be particularly difficult for young people who recently joined the workforce and are managing their own money for the first time. Read More

British Council, VM Foundation partner on $85-m high school programme

BY KIMONE THOMPSON Associate editor — Features thompsonk@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, March, 18 2018    

Two non-governmental/charitable organisations that operate locally will spend 480,000 — equivalent to some $85 million — over the next three years training high school students to develop and run their own social enterprises. Read More

Educational planning outfit opens at UWI

Sunday, March, 18 2018    

With the mandate of supporting countries and educational institutions across the Caribbean in the development, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of their educational plans, The University of the West Indies, Mona, launched the Caribbean Centre for Educational... Read More



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