Career & Education

Teachers hail British Council core skills programme

Sunday, November, 12 2017    

Teachers who participated in the British Council's Introduction to Core Skills Training workshops in Kingston and Montego Bay from October 17-26 are reporting. Read More

'Why I left my nine-to-five'

Sunday, November, 5 2017    

Days before Women's Entrepreneurship Day (WED) is observed in the Caribbean, this Wednesday, November 8, a few women in business shared with us their reasons for leaving the corporate world and why they love being entrepreneurs.  Read More

'Old boys' support critical to Wolmer's performance'

Sunday, November, 5 2017    

Wolmer's Boys' School principal Dr Walton Small last Wednesday evening called on the institution's old boys fraternity to lend greater support to the school's educational, sports and outreach programmes, insisting that this would be key to ensuring the institution... Read More

Teach kids about sexual safety

Dr Karla Hylton | Sunday, November, 5 2017    

Fresh data on violence against children released by UNICEF last week has put the sexual safety of children into sharp focus. According to UNICEF, over 1,000 boys and girls in 10 of Jamaica's 14 parishes reported sexual abuse in 2016. Read More

Almost failed course for being 'unassertive'

Carolyn Marie Smith | Sunday, November, 5 2017    

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Kirkland Smith finds success at Sandals

Sunday, November, 5 2017    

Kirkland Smith joined the team at Sandals Royal Caribbean Resort & Private Island as a bar porter. He worked 6pm to 2am shifts and his job entailed stocking the bar, washing utensils and keeping the bar and its environs clean. It was far from luxurious, but it was... Read More

UWI, UTech students set for two-week learning trip to Asian country

Sunday, October, 29 2017    

Six Jamaican university students will spend the first two weeks of November on work experience at the headquarters of Chinese multinational networking and telecommunications firm Huawei. Read More

Canadian university honours J'can woman

Sunday, October, 29 2017    

Canadian university York has awarded Ruseas High School alumna and social justice activist Angela Robertson with a Doctor of Laws. Read More

Over $800,000 in seven months

Sunday, October, 29 2017    

Herbert Morrison Technical High School Community is now enjoying a fully operational 3,000 watt grid-tied solar photovoltaic (PV) system which was installed at the institution through partial funding earned by students who placed second in the 16 to 19 age category of... Read More

Mico Gold medal awardee — Dr Arthur Geddes

Sunday, October, 29 2017    

Over the next five weeks the Jamaica Observer will feature one of the Mico University College Alumni Association's Gold Medal awardees for 2017.  Read More

Fire Wardens school clubs introduced

Sunday, October, 29 2017    

The Education, Youth and Information Ministry, through its Safety and Security Unit, is focusing on increasing the number of uniformed groups in schools, arguing that involvement provides additional opportunities for students' growth and development.. Read More

PHOTO: College credits for high schoolers

Sunday, October, 29 2017    

The top tier of the Ministry of Education and senior managers at the University of the Commonwealth Caribbean (UCC) seem pleased with the outcome of their recent meeting to discuss the university's efforts to partner with select high schools across the island to offer college credits through an... Read More

How do I choose the right university?

Carolyn Marie Smith | Sunday, October, 29 2017    

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Pesky Homophones:

Sunday, October, 29 2017    

The three words too, to and two sound exactly alike but have three distinct usages. They are classic examples of homophones — words that are pronounced the same but have different meanings and spellings. They often end up in the wrong spot in written language as a... Read More

Student teachers to learn media, information literacy

Sunday, October, 29 2017    

The University of the West Indies (UWI) has developed material designed to assist in improving media and information literacy in primary and secondary schools across the island. Read More


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