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Islamic Bank-funded school reconstruction in Haiti completed

October 21, 2014
Islamic Bank-funded school reconstruction in Haiti completed PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti -- After the devastating earthquake of 2010, the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) came to the aid of Haiti to help in the reconstruction of five schools in the form of a grant of US$5 million. Last Tuesday, the head of the IsDB, Dr Ahmad Mohamed Ali al-Madani, visited Haiti.

Queen's College Guyana tops CSEC again

October 21, 2014
Queen's College Guyana tops CSEC again BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CXC) -- A student from Queen’s College in Guyana is once again the Most Outstanding Candidate in the region in the May/June Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examinations. Elisa Hamilton leads a trio of Queen’s College top performers.

Trinidad and Tobago and Jamaican students share CAPE Awards

October 20, 2014
Trinidad and Tobago and Jamaican students share CAPE Awards BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- Students from schools in Trinidad and Tobago and Jamaica dominated the awards for the Most Outstanding Performance in the 2014 Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE). The awards were announced last Thursday at the meeting of CXC’s Sub-Committee...

Bahamas government seeks to leverage tertiary education funding

October 18, 2014
Bahamas government seeks to leverage tertiary education funding WASHINGTON, USA -- Jerome Fitzgerald, Bahamas minister of education, science and technology, last week participated in a series of meetings aimed at identifying partners to leverage and maximize the existing $16 million that his ministry annually dedicates to tertiary education scholarships.

Haitian president visits UWI, outlines sweeping educational reforms

October 16, 2014
Haitian president visits UWI, outlines sweeping educational reforms ST AUGUSTINE, Trinidad -- “Education is a public right and our governments have the obligation to increase their quality for the well-being of our people.” These were the words of Michel Martelly, president of Haiti, on October 8, at the University of the West Indies (UWI) St Augustine Campus.

Dominica opposition senator calls for national engagement on education

October 11, 2014
Dominica opposition senator calls for national engagement on education ROSEAU, Dominica -- Opposition United Workers Party (UWP) senator, Ron Green, is concerned about the sorry state of the Dominica’s education sector, particularly as it relates the universal secondary education (USE) programme, treatment of teachers and the condition of infrastructure.

Trinidad offers to extend energy skills training to Antigua-Barbuda

September 29, 2014
Trinidad offers to extend energy skills training to Antigua-Barbuda PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- Tertiary education and skills training minister, Fazal Karim, has offered to extend the services of Trinidad and Tobago’s National Energy Skills Centre (NESC) to Antigua and Barbuda. The minister gave the feature address at NESC’s orientation ceremony at its...

CXC hosting stakeholder events in Trinidad and Tobago

September 24, 2014
CXC hosting stakeholder events in Trinidad and Tobago PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- The Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) in collaboration with the Students Support Services Division of the Ministry of Education in Trinidad and Tobago will host two one-day stakeholder events on 25 and 26 September 2014. The first event on Thursday...

St Vincent community college responds to accreditation questions

September 22, 2014
St Vincent community college responds to accreditation questions KINGSTOWN, St Vincent -- The St Vincent and the Grenadines Community College has issued a response to reports that have been circulating locally in relation to accreditation of associate degrees offered by the college. The reports claim that students who have completed associate degrees...

OECS education sector strategy moves towards implementation phase

September 22, 2014
OECS education sector strategy moves towards implementation phase ROSEAU, Dominica -- Chief education officers and education planners are to meet in Dominica to plan the implementation of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) education sector strategy. The meeting, which takes place from September 23-26, 2014, will be held under the theme...

Commentary: Haiti and the politics of education

September 20, 2014
Commentary: Haiti and the politics of education September used to be one of the best months of the year when I was a lad in Haiti. It was the time when the abundant crop of coffee and coco was ready to be harvested. The chain of people in production from the grower to the consolidator to the shipper and the receiver was happy making...

Caribbean students head to the United States for studies

September 9, 2014
Caribbean students head to the United States for studies BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- The US Embassy to Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean, and the Organization of the Eastern Caribbean States has announced the final two members of the 2014 slate of Fulbright and Humphrey Fellows for this academic year. St Lucian Halim Ernest and Grenadian Keane Mark...

Sir Hilary Beckles to serve as next UWI vice-chancellor

September 9, 2014
Sir Hilary Beckles to serve as next UWI vice-chancellor KINGSTON, Jamaica -- An extraordinary meeting of the University Council, convened pursuant to Statue 22 paragraph 5 and presided over by the Chancellor of the University, has accepted the report from the search committee established to identify a new vice-chancellor and agreed to appoint Sir Hilary Beckles.

Capital markets education to be boosted in Trinidad and Tobago

September 6, 2014
Capital markets education to be boosted in Trinidad and Tobago PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad -- The Trinidad and Tobago International Financial Centre (Trinidad and Tobago IFC), the University of Trinidad and Tobago (UTT) and the New York Institute of Finance (NYIF) announced a new partnership on Thursday to boost financial education in Trinidad and Tobago.

China to support Antigua-Barbuda education programme

September 4, 2014
China to support Antigua-Barbuda education programme BEIJING, China -- Premier of China Li Keqiang has pledged to support the Antigua and Barbuda government’s thrust in education. During a meeting with Li, Prime Minister Gaston Browne outlined his government’s plans for developing the education system in Antigua and Barbuda.

Letter: SVG's 2014 CXC results: Another commentary

September 4, 2014
Letter: SVG's 2014 CXC results: Another commentary Recently, St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) education minister, Girlyn Miguel, and CXC's Charles Mayenga, senior assistant registrar, examinations administration and security division, gave an analysis and breakdown of our national performance at the 2014 external examinations.

University opens new regional campus in Puerto Rico

August 29, 2014
University opens new regional campus in Puerto Rico SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Nova Southeastern University (NSU) is set to reconfirm its commitment to Puerto Rico with the grand opening of a new regional campus in San Juan. The new campus represents an expansion of offerings at NSU and also provides increased opportunities for students.

Diplomatic Academy of the Caribbean hosts security intelligence training

August 28, 2014
Diplomatic Academy of the Caribbean hosts security intelligence training KINGSTON, Jamaica -- National security intelligence is witnessing a paradigm shift in the 21st century where new transnational security challenges have appeared, along with the realisation that security issues are interconnected around the globe. The Diplomatic Academy of the Caribbean’s...

New school to be expanded to become University College of Antigua and Barbuda

August 27, 2014
New school to be expanded to become University College of Antigua and Barbuda ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- Prime minister of Antigua and Barbuda Gaston Browne has officially informed the principals of China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) of his government’s desire for the Five Islands Secondary School now under construction, to be converted into the...

CXC to host Lesotho education delegation

August 22, 2014
CXC to host Lesotho education delegation BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- The Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) will host a delegation from the ministry of education and training in Lesotho, Southern Africa, from Monday to Wednesday of next week at its headquarters in Barbados. The five-member Lesotho delegation is being led by...

CSEC performance continues upward trend

August 16, 2014
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- The overall performance for the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) May/June 2014 examination continued the gradual upward trend started in 2012. This year, 66 percent of entries achieved acceptable grades, Grades I – III.

CXC first paper-less exam returns excellent results

August 14, 2014
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- Digital media, offered in May/June 2014 as the first 100 percent paper-less examination by the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) has returned excellent results in its first sitting. One hundred percent of the candidates taking Digital Media Units 1 and 2...

CXC to release 2014 results in St Vincent and the Grenadines

August 13, 2014
KINGSTOWN, St Vincent -- St Vincent and the Grenadines will host the Caribbean Examinations Council’s (CXC) annual release of results for the May/June examinations on Monday 18 August 2014. The event will be held at the Peace Memorial Hall in Kingstown.

UWI's Prof Andy Knight joins Ocean Security board

August 12, 2014
UWI's Prof Andy Knight joins Ocean Security board KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Ocean Security International (OSI) has announced that Professor W. Andy Knight, director of the Institute of International Relations of The University of the West Indies, has agreed to serve on the OSI Scientific and Academic Board to facilitate and coordinate OSI’s future work...

UN module launched at Diplomatic Academy of the Caribbean

August 6, 2014
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- In anticipation of the 69th Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 69), the University of the West Indies (UWI) Diplomatic Academy of the Caribbean’s fourth module will focus on Understanding the United Nations. This module is geared towards...

Education sector received bulk of OAS assistance to St Kitts-Nevis in past eight years

August 1, 2014
Education sector received bulk of OAS assistance to St Kitts-Nevis in past eight years BASSETERRE, St Kitts (CUOPM) -- The education sector in St Kitts and Nevis received the bulk of the resources offered by the Washington-based Organisation of American States (OAS) under the leadership of former director Starret Greene. Greene, who succeeded Ken Parker in 2006, ended an...

Commentary: Education: Cake or just the icing? Form or substance? Work-horse or toy?

July 24, 2014
Commentary: Education: Cake or just the icing? Form or substance? Work-horse or toy? What will it be for you? When it comes to personal education, the cake has to come first -- one has to know something to shine -- and if one knows a lot more then that is the icing on the cake. The same should apply to educational methods: a solid foundation, a strong structure at all levels...

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