Career & Education

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

UWI, University of Havana deepen ties

Sunday, March, 18 2018    

The University of the West Indies (The UWI) and the University of Havana (UH) have renewed a memorandum of understanding that will see the institutions deepening their relationship in several areas. Read More

Is a CV the same thing as a résumé?

Carolyn Marie Smith | Sunday, March, 18 2018    

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UCC to recruit 5,000 for new associate degree programme

Sunday, March, 18 2018    

T he University of the Commonwealth Caribbean (UCC) has entered a public-private partnership with the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information to offer 5,000 new scholarship opportunities under its Early College & Advanced Placement Programme... Read More

Let's standardise school registration

By Alphea Saunders Observer senior reporter Saundersa@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, March, 12 2018    

The Ministry of Education is planning to put policy in place by mid-year to regulate the enrollment process at primary schools, replacing the worrisome first-come first-served approach that triggers yearly trauma for parents and students. Read More

Gov't puts more money in education

Sunday, March, 11 2018    

Minister of Finance and the Public Service Audley Shaw has reiterated that the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information will be receiving $101.6 billion for 2018/19, up from $98.9 billion last year. Read More

Every child can, must learn — Ruel Reid tells UWI Technical Advisory Committee

Sunday, March, 11 2018    

Every child in Jamaica should have access to tertiary eduation Ruel Reid, Minister of Education, Youth & Information has said, and he has committed to ensuring that financial circumstances do not prevent this. Read More



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