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CXC to accept late submission of SBA samples

September 14, 2016
CXC to accept late submission of SBA samples BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- In an effort to ensure that the principles of natural justice and fairness are upheld, the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) has taken a decision to allow schools to submit school based assessment (SBA) samples that were prepared by students, but...

Private Hindu college in Guyana excels in the Caribbean

September 13, 2016
Private Hindu college in Guyana excels in the Caribbean GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- A private Hindu college/high school continues to excel academically in Guyana (and perhaps the Caribbean), surpassed only by the long-established (1844), state-funded Queen’s College. In the recent CSEC [equivalent to London GCE and Cambridge O’ Level...

IMPACT Justice donates books to Faculty of Law, UWI, Mona Campus

September 5, 2016
IMPACT Justice donates books to Faculty of Law, UWI, Mona Campus BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- The Canadian government-funded Improved Access to Justice in the Caribbean (IMPACT Justice) project has donated 948 law books to the Faculty of Law of the UWI, Mona Campus, Jamaica. The official handing over ceremony for these books takes place...

New financing options for Barbados students

August 24, 2016
New financing options for Barbados students BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- A major challenge faced by governments and indeed individuals, amidst shrinking economies across the region, is the financing of higher education. This challenge is coupled with the pressures and demands by the public and private sector for the pursuit...

Resort developer announces scholarship programme for 50 students from Dominica

August 23, 2016
Resort developer announces scholarship programme for 50 students from Dominica ROSEAU, Dominica -- Range Developments, the developer of luxury projects in the Caribbean, has announced the creation of 50 scholarships of $1,000 each for students from the island of Dominica to help them pay for their studies. “Education is the single most important thing one...

CSEC results 2016

August 23, 2016
CSEC results 2016 BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- Sixty-six per cent of subject entries entered for the May/June 2016 Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examinations achieved Grades I-III, the acceptable grades at CSEC. This is just two percentage points below that of 2015 when 68 per cent...

CAPE results 2016

August 18, 2016
CAPE results 2016 BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- Performance in the 2016 Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) remained consistent with that of the past five years. Approximately 90 percent of the entries achieved Grades I-V, which are the acceptable grades at CAPE.  Thirteen percent of...

UWI ready to support Belize following Hurricane Earl

August 11, 2016
UWI ready to support Belize following Hurricane Earl KINGSTON, Jamaica -- At the peak of the hurricane season, The University of the West Indies (UWI) said it remains watchful and poised to lend support to its Caribbean neighbours. Outreach has begun for the recovery efforts in Belize after it was hard hit by Hurricane Earl.

Stakeholders discuss current state of education in the Caribbean

August 9, 2016
Stakeholders discuss current state of education in the Caribbean BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- When the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) launches its new education and training policy and strategy later in 2016, it will have had the input of some of the Caribbean region’s key stakeholders. The bank has undertaken a consultative process to ensure...

UWI Open Campus to sign MoU with Jamaica Constabulary Force

August 6, 2016
UWI Open Campus to sign MoU with Jamaica Constabulary Force KINGSTON, Jamaica -- The University of the West Indies (UWI) Open Campus will sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) on Monday. This agreement sets forth a framework for future collaboration in the areas of teaching and research.

Anguilla to host release of CXC 2016 results

August 6, 2016
Anguilla to host release of CXC 2016 results BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- The eyes and ears of the region’s education community will be tuned into the island of Anguilla on Friday 12 August 2016. That is the day Anguilla will host the official release of the regional results for all CXC examinations offered in May/June 2016 sitting.

CDB funding to help Caribbean music industry go digital

August 5, 2016
CDB funding to help Caribbean music industry go digital BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – The board of directors of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has approved a grant to support the digitalisation of Caribbean music. This intervention responds to the global shift to digital music distribution, which has placed the Caribbean music industry...

Commentary: The notion of educational leadership

August 3, 2016
Commentary: The notion of educational leadership Educational leadership is the strategic function that produces the critical changes required in the educational system, so that the vision and mission of the system are realised to the benefit of its clients. The notion is that, if educational leadership is demonstrated effectively at all levels...

Letter: The travel ban on University of Guyana graduates is unlawful and subverts the constitution

August 3, 2016
Letter: The travel ban on University of Guyana graduates is unlawful and subverts the constitution The recent pronouncement of the minister of finance in which he declared with the utmost pomposity that graduates who are in arrears with the University of Guyana would be prevented from travelling out of the country until they had settled the debt, must strike all right-minded people...

Commentary: UWI lecturer: A coveted intellectual experience

July 28, 2016
Commentary: UWI lecturer: A coveted intellectual experience I have genuinely found that being a lecturer in the philosophy of education at the UWI provided me with an enriched exposure to the Caribbean’s greatest minds. It was indeed a coveted intellectual experience. The academic resources available in my teaching area were immense.

Commentary: Educational improvement or transformation?

July 25, 2016
Commentary: Educational improvement or transformation? Education in the Caribbean seems to experience identical problems of performance of students, and the way teachers are prepared for the classroom. In one country, an institution that prepares teachers was said to have only three of its 17 courses accredited. Another report...

Youth in Haiti present health and education proposals to authorities

July 23, 2016
Youth in Haiti present health and education proposals to authorities PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -- Under the Scholas Citizenship program, 250 high school students from 20 public and private schools from across Haiti this month completed a civic and social learning experience that resulted in concrete proposals in the areas of health and education.

Eight St Kitts-Nevis students receive Cuban tertiary education scholarships

July 6, 2016
Eight St Kitts-Nevis students receive Cuban tertiary education scholarships BASSETERRE, St Kitts (SKNIS) -- The Cuban government who has awarded eight students from St Kitts and Nevis the opportunity to pursue tertiary studies in Cuba. The Cuban embassy hosted its annual scholarship awards ceremony on Friday July 1, 2016, moving forward with...

Commentary: Congrats to the University of the Virgin Islands

July 4, 2016
Commentary: Congrats to the University of the Virgin Islands The University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) is to be highly congratulated on offering its first PhD, and new masters programmes, as recently reported by Caribbean News Now. The university is widely known throughout the Caribbean region for its high levels of excellence, and in seeking to...

CDB launches US$15 million education project in Grenada

June 24, 2016
CDB launches US$15 million education project in Grenada ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- At the J.W. Fletcher Catholic Secondary School in Grenada, 217 boys and girls have been making do with inadequate space. Teachers and students work together creatively to make the best of the eight classrooms, spread across two blocks.

Five students from St Kitts-Nevis graduate in Taiwan

June 21, 2016
Five students from St Kitts-Nevis graduate in Taiwan TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Five students from St Kitts and Nevis, who dismissed the thoughts of Taiwan being too far away and the study period too long, were among their fellow classmates this graduation season celebrating their academic achievements.  The proud graduates were able to pursue...

India offers fully-funded training courses to Commonwealth citizens

June 21, 2016
India offers fully-funded training courses to Commonwealth citizens LONDON, England -- The government of India is giving Commonwealth citizens the opportunity to attend fully-funded training courses across a range of areas, including rural development, IT, telecommunications and renewable energy, in association with the Commonwealth...

UVI's first PhD and new graduate programs to be featured in Caribbean

June 16, 2016
UVI's first PhD and new graduate programs to be featured in Caribbean ST THOMAS, USVI -- University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) alumni, political and corporate leaders, and others will get an opportunity to take advantage of career advancement opportunities offered by UVI, namely, the university’s first PhD and six master’s level programs in business and...

UWI graduate school of business signs MOU to improve maritime sector energy efficiency

June 14, 2016
UWI graduate school of business signs MOU to improve maritime sector energy efficiency PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- On May 25, 2016, The University of the West Indies Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business (UWI-ALJGSB) and the Trinidad and Tobago Shipbuilding and Repair Maritime Cluster (TTSR) signed a memorandum of understanding to undertake maritime...

CDB-funded workshop promotes gender-mainstreaming in education

May 31, 2016
CDB-funded workshop promotes gender-mainstreaming in education BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- Over 60 senior education planners, gender focal points and representatives of the Association of Caribbean Chief Education Officers from across the region are now better equipped to address the issues of gender mainstreaming in the education sector.

Jamaica's Christian conservatives point fingers over comprehensive sex education

April 25, 2016
Jamaica's Christian conservatives point fingers over comprehensive sex education KINGSTON, Jamaica -- There are two topics that really get Jamaicans hot under the collar: sexuality and religion. When the two are combined, fireworks are the likely result. The debate between fundamentalist Christian Jamaicans and those advocating for greater sexual and reproductive...

Commentary: It's time for the Haitian government to retake control of the state university system

April 13, 2016
Commentary: It's time for the Haitian government to retake control of the state university system I have never thought I would be advocating for such a measure given the fact that Haiti occupies one of the lowest ranks in the index of corruption in terms of good governance in the world. Indeed, I believe the State University of Haiti under the jurisdiction of a minister of higher education...

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