Career & Education

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 | 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

British Council, VM Foundation to launch social enterprise programme in schools

Sunday, March, 11 2018    

The British Council in partnership with Victoria Mutual Foundation Limited and the Ministry of Education is expected tomorrow to launch a three-year programme designed to help address the skills gap among school leavers. Read More

Edna Manley celebrates Research in the Arts Day

Sunday, March, 11 2018    

Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts commemorated its annual Research in the Arts Day at the institution's Arthur Wint Drive campus in Kingston last Wednesday, under the theme 'Embracing Our Inheritance: Founders and Findings'. Read More

How do I make my résumé perfect?

Carolyn Marie Smith | Sunday, March, 11 2018    

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Sunday, March, 11 2018    

As far as academic goals go, Lisanne Hylton has had two: winning a GSAT Government scholarship and the Annual Jamaica Scholarship. Read More

UWI boosts business education with MSBM Finance Lab

BY JOSIMAR SCOTT Career & education writer | Sunday, March, 11 2018    

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Studying not the same as doing homework

Sunday, March, 11 2018    

Numerous students believe that if they complete and hand in their assignments, they have studied but studying and doing homework are not the same thing. This is a misconception that must be changed. Read More

Sandals resorts in MoBay celebrate female managers

Sunday, March, 4 2018    

Female managers at Sandals Resorts in the Montego Bay region were in the spotlight at a pre-celebratory event at Sandals Montego Bay last week to mark International Women's Day (celebrated annually on March 8). The event celebrated the achievements and invaluable contribution female managers... Read More

How should I spend my first pay cheque?

Sunday, March, 4 2018    

You have finally completed that coveted university degree and landed your first full-time job. Read More


Sunday, March, 4 2018    

Jamaica's “Lego Yuh Mind - Makers”, a primary school robotics team, distinguished themselves from a field of 80 competitors to win the award for Elementary Team Excellence at the F.I.R.S.T LEGO League (FLL) Robotics Championships in Pittsburgh in the United States in... Read More

LASCO foots CSEC exam bill for 14

Sunday, March, 4 2018    

Fourteen students who will be sitting Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) exams in May/June this year have had part of their exam tab settled by LASCO Financial Services Limited (LFSL) through its LASCO Money brand. Read More

Job Spotlight: Physical Therapist

Sunday, March, 4 2018    

A physical therapist works directly with patients to help them recover from serious injuries or illnesses so they can get back to their lives and the things they love. Read More


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