Career & Education

Literacy, numeracy results show girls outmastering boys

Sunday, January, 14 2018    

A total of 232 private schools with a sitting population of 4,365 students had 89.1 per cent mastery in the 2017 Grade Four Numeracy exams, compared to 64 per cent of the total public school students who achieved mastery. Nine point eight per cent of the private school students achieved... Read More

Sought-after primary schools top grade 4 literacy, numeracy

Sunday, January, 14 2018    

JESSIE Ripoll, Windward Road, Excelsior and St Richard's Primary, four of the more sought-after primary schools in the Corporate Area, topped the 2017 Grade Four Literacy and Numeracy Tests for Kingston and St Andrew, with over 90 per cent of their students achieving mastery in both... Read More

Mico working towards full university status

Sunday, January, 14 2018    

PRO-CHANCELLOR of The Mico University College, Professor Neville Ying, says the teacher-training institution is far advanced in its plans to become a full university. Read More

Project in progress to detail history of Jamaican parishes

Sunday, January, 14 2018    

THE histories of four Jamaican parishes have been completed and electronically published on the Parish Histories of Jamaica website at:www.http://historyjamaica.org. Read More

Simone Folkes has a passion for tourism

Sunday, January, 14 2018    

SHE lives by the following mantra: “Your smile is your logo, your personality your business card, and how you leave people feeling after an experience or encounter becomes your trademark”. At the age of 24, Simone Folkes continues to make tremendous strides in the tourism... Read More

Grade Four Test results in rural schools show literacy surpassing numeracy

Sunday, January, 14 2018    

The percentage mastery figures for the better-performing rural schools across 12 parishes in the 2017 Grade Four Literacy and Numeracy tests are highlighted below. Read More

Norman Hall is the man

Sunday, January, 14 2018    

BETWEEN November and December last year, close to 180 pickleball enthusiasts and pros transformed the tennis courts of Sandals South Coast for not one but two pickleball tournaments: Surf and Turf and Jammin' in Jamaica. Read More

Migration, cultural diversity, inequalities in living standards require education reform — expert

Sunday, January, 14 2018    

INTERNATIONAL migration continues to grow on a scale never seen before, bringing with it social and cultural diversity, and inequalities in living standards. At the same time, the world has seen a sharp rise in terrorism, threats of war, populist politics and significant lack of... Read More

CXC trains teachers for green engineering subject

BY FALON FOLKES Career & Education reporter folkesf@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, January, 7 2018    

Educators from six Caribbean countries, including Jamaica, are in the island for a week-long capacity building project intended to improve their delivery of the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) Green Engineering syllabus. Read More

UWI celebrates 70 years

Sunday, January, 7 2018    

The University of the West Indies (The UWI) will today host an inter-faith service at The UWI Chapel on the Mona campus to kick-start the celebration of its 70th anniversary.The service begins at 9:15 am. Read More

How do I transition back to my 9-to-5?

Carolyn Marie Smith | Sunday, January, 7 2018    

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What's a Bombo?

Sunday, January, 7 2018    

The American news media was in a tizzy this past week about a word that, with the replacement of the initial vowel, and a different context, would not be strange to Jamaican ears — Bombo...as in bombogenesis.It ought to be the word of the year. Read More

Job Spotlight: Forest Firefighter

Sunday, January, 7 2018    

This is one hot, emergency response career!Recently, emergency crews have been struggling to battle the many fires raging across California. But how exactly do you start a career as a forest firefighter? Read More

Deadline for praedial larceny essay, poster competition extended

Sunday, January, 7 2018    

The Praedial Larceny Prevention Unit (PLPU) in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries has extended the deadline for entries to its essay and poster competitions.Students now have until midnight on Wednesday, February 28, to make their submissions. Read More

Scholarships & education jobs

Sunday, January, 7 2018    

1Vocational Training Development Institute is offering full tuition scholarships for the Associate Degree in Entertainment and Events Management — a programme that runs on a part-time basis for 27 months, including summers. Read More



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