News from the Caribbean:
June 15, 2013
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Professor emeritus Errol Miller, a distinguished Caribbean academic, will deliver the second public lecture for the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) 40th anniversary on Thursday, 11 July 2013, in Jamaica. Miller will speak on the topic: CXC and Jamaica – A Symbiotic Relationship.
June 14, 2013
GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- The US Embassy’s Humanitarian Assistance Program (HAP) team has donated school supplies provided by the United States to students in Guyana. This initiative supports the Embassy’s efforts to promote educational opportunities to less fortunate youths in Guyana.
June 12, 2013
BASSETERRE, St Kitts (SKNIS) -- A new technical and vocational education and training (TVET) strategy, which was recently approved by the Caribbean Community’s Council for Human and Social Development (COHSOD), is set to redefine TVET as an economic development activity.
May 21, 2013
CASTRIES, St Lucia -- The president of the Caribbean Mentorship Institute says that anti-bullying campaigns must be placed at the forefront for educational institutions. Bullying is defined “when someone repeatedly and on purpose says or does mean or hurtful things to another person who has a hard time defending...
May 15, 2013
Lack on planning, vision, guidance and support, and zero involvement of students often cripple an education system! In my opinion, every education system should embark on a diverse curriculum design for effective learning. The drawback that exists within most education systems is the fact that the authoritative...
May 11, 2013
BRADES, Montserrat (GIU) -- Students in the third form of the Montserrat Secondary School on Thursday strategized on possible new business ventures which would be needed in the new town being built at Little Bay.
May 11, 2013
CHARLESTOWN, Nevis -- A parent empowerment project was launched in Nevis last Friday, with the aim of enhancing the knowledge base of parents of students in the primary schools so that they will be able to assist their children academically.
May 9, 2013
2013 marks the 40th anniversary of the establishment of the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) and, while the organisation has been promoting the milestone, it is a significant watershed that is insufficiently noted at all levels in the Caribbean.
April 27, 2013
GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- The government of Guyana’s Education Strategic Plan is seeking to achieve the Education for All goals and Millennium Development Goals by 2015. The School Feeding Program (SFP) is a component of...
April 26, 2013
BASSETERRE, St Kitts (EMU) -- With just a few days before hosting the Caribbean Poetry Project Workshop in St Kitts and Nevis, local event coordinator Lisa Pistana said that plans are in high gear for the event. The Ministry of Education, in...
April 24, 2013
KINGSTOWN, St Vincent -- Since 2004, St Vincent and the Grenadines, supported by the World Bank, has undertaken the construction and rehabilitation of secondary schools to create an additional 750 school places, increase secondary enrollment...
April 20, 2013
WASHINGTON, USA -- The secretary general of the Organization of American States (OAS), José Miguel Insulza, has called for a "new effort" to improve the quality of education in the Americas, during the 51st Lecture of the Americas organized by...
April 19, 2013
BOSTON, USA -- Speaking on Wednesday at Boston's Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Haiti's Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe praised the history-making approach of the MIT-Haiti Initiative in addressing one of Haiti's most significant...
April 16, 2013
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- The Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) will host three one-day stakeholder events in Jamaica during the week of 23 April. The Council is hosting a seminar for guidance counsellors from Belize, Cayman Islands...
April 10, 2013
CASTRIES, St Lucia -- The Lucian People's Movement (LPM) has expressed grave concern about the slow pace of tertiary education in Saint Lucia, including the high cost for the average local family that would like to send their children abroad to study.
April 8, 2013
BASSETERRE, St Kitts (EMU) -- The UNESCO-funded School safety programme was launched in St Kitts and Nevis in March in a ceremony to mark the handing over of critical equipment, and promises to revolutionize the learning experience.
April 8, 2013
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) has named Trinidadian Eric Jack dean of the School of Business following a national search. Jack has served as the business school's interim dean since October 2012.
April 1, 2013
Many countries are now reconstituting their educational systems, because they have come to realise from experience that what is going on in their school systems is not preparing students for the kind of economy that exists. I have been writing about this for some time.
March 30, 2013
ROAD TOWN, BVI -- Minister for Education and Culture Myron Walwyn updated an ‘On the Road’ interactive community meeting held earlier this week on the status of the British Virgin Islands’ educational product.
March 27, 2013
PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos Islands -- Fresh off a by-election that saw the Progressive National Party (PNP) maintain its hold on the government, minister of education Akierra Missick has announced plans to scrap the CXC curriculum.
March 19, 2013
BASSETERRE, St Kitts -- Representatives from faculty, staff and students joined leaders from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine (RUSVM) and the federation of St Kitts and Nevis last Thursday for a groundbreaking ceremony.
March 13, 2013
ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- Director of education in Antigua and Barbuda, Jacintha Pringle, has expressed disappointment at some public schools principals’ decision to join in the industrial action taken by teachers over late payment of salaries.
March 13, 2013
After graduating from college, I made a trek to the Caribbean islands to accomplish a goal of getting an MD. Medical schools in the Caribbean use a "cumulative and segmented learning" system. The first part involves a rigorous 16 months...
March 1, 2013
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- Performance in the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) January 2013 sitting has improved over that January of 2012. This year 49 percent of the entries achieved Grades I – III, the acceptable grades at CSEC.
February 16, 2013
MURFREESBORO, USA -- The chairman and secretary of The College of The Bahamas Council, the governing board of the nation’s public institution of higher education, visited Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) this week to collect ideas.
February 14, 2013
BASSETERRE, St Kitts (SKNIS) -- The process of revamping the national policy for technical and vocational education and training (TVET) in St Kitts and Nevis has been set in motion with the visit of three UNESCO representatives who will help review...
February 12, 2013
CASTRIES, St Lucia -- Since the opening of its campus in St Lucia in 2007, New York-based Monroe College has seen a steady growth of enrollment, expansion of undergraduate academic programs, and the introduction of the only Masters...
February 8, 2013
HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- Cuban government vice-president Miguel Diaz-Canel on Thursday inaugurated in Havana the first meeting of education ministers from the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC).
January 26, 2013
BELMOPAN, Belize -- The “Escuela Secundaria Tecnica Mexico” (ESTM), in San Roman Village, Corozal District, Belize, is celebrating its 30th anniversary. The official ceremony was headed by its principal, Carlos Castillo, and the Mexican...
January 25, 2013
ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- Prime Minister Tillman Thomas has assured the Grenada Union of Teachers (GUT) that his government’s “broad goal is to develop Grenada’s human resource as a primary national asset.”
January 18, 2013
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- The Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) will start its 40th anniversary celebrations on Sunday with a series of interfaith and thanksgiving services across the region. In Barbados, CXC’s Headquarters, a service of thanksgiving...
January 16, 2013
BASSETERRE, St Kitts (SKNIS) -- St Kitts and Nevis will host a results based management workshop on January 16 and 17 which forms part of the CARICOM Education for Employment Programme (C-EFE). Nigel Carty, Minister of Education...
January 11, 2013
PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti -- Almost three years after a devastating earthquake struck Haiti, preliminary results of a new United Nations-backed national household survey show substantial progress for children there in the education...
December 29, 2012
GEORGETOWN, Guyana (GINA) -- Guyana’s young professionals continue to benefit from the country’s more than 48 years of good relationships with the government of India, as the latter has doubled the number of scholarships being offered.
December 28, 2012
COLUMBUS, USA -- Columbus, Ohio-based Venture Highway has announced a partnership with CME Consulting Limited of Trinidad and Tobago, to strategically integrate its online entrepreneurial education suite with academic institutions.
December 19, 2012
BASSETERRE, St Kitts -- Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine (RUSVM) has signed a 25-year renewal of its partnership agreement with the Federation of St Kitts and Nevis. The renewal paves the way for RUSVM to move forward on...
December 12, 2012
THE VALLEY, Anguilla -- The Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) held its 44th meeting in Anguilla on Friday, December 7, and the 41st meeting of the School Examinations Committee (SEC) on Thursday, December 6, 2012.
December 7, 2012
WASHINGTON, USA -- Haiti plans to improve education for as many as 360,000 children from preschool through grade 9 with a $50 million grant from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). The grant will fund the building of new schools...
December 7, 2012
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (BGIS) -- The government of Barbados plans to spend over $500 million (US$250 million) on education in the 2013-2014 financial year. This was disclosed by Prime Minister Freundel Stuart on Wednesday.
November 26, 2012
ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- Louis Farrakhan, leader of the Chicago-based Nation of Islam (NOI), wants Grenada and other Caribbean countries to pay greater attention to youth, including the type of education young people are receiving at school.