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Giddy Hall All-Age Gets Computer Lab

The Giddy Hall All-Age School, in St. Elizabeth, opened its computer laboratory on Sunday (June 14). The facility, donated by the school’s Alumni Association’s New York Chapter, houses some 23 computers and was constructed at a cost of US$46,000 (approximately … Continued


YEP Orientation Sessions Start on Wednesday

High school and tertiary level students, graduating this month, are invited to attend the orientation sessions for the Young Entrepreneurs Programme (YEP) to be held at locations across the island between June 17 and July 9. The schedule for the … Continued


GSAT Not a Good Placement Mechanism – Holness

Minister of Education, Hon. Andrew Holness, has said that the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) is not a good mechanism to determine the placement of students in secondary school and “should not be continued in the long run.” He was … Continued


New French Curriculum Presented to Education Minister

The new national French curriculum, to be introduced in high schools in September, was formally presented to Education Minister, Hon. Andrew Holness, at his Ministry in Kingston on Friday (June 12). The curriculum, developed for Grades 7-9, will be rolled … Continued


Ardenne High School Student for Columbus Tour

Sixteen year-old, Ardenne High School student, Brayan Serrano Taylor, will be transported back to the time of Christopher Columbus’ ocean voyages, when he participates this summer in the Ruta Quetzal, courtesy of the Government of Spain. The Ruta Quetzal is … Continued


JIS Adds ‘School Zone’ to Jamaica Magazine Programme

The Jamaica Information Service (JIS) has added a new segment to its flagship Jamaica Magazine programme, in the form of ‘School Zone’, a 15-minute feature that highlights non-traditional high schools across Jamaica. Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the JIS, Donna-Marie … Continued


All in Place for Grade Four Literacy Test

All is in place for the Grade Four Literacy Test, which, for the first time this year, will be administered as a national examination. Just under 50,000 students across the island are expected to sit the test on Thursday, June … Continued


Education Ministry Lays out GSAT Transfer Policy

The Ministry of Education is reminding parents and guardians of students who sat the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) that transfers are NOT normally accommodated. However, where parents or guardians have genuine reasons, such as their relocation from one area … Continued


Jamaican Students Receive Claude McKay Book Awards

Four students of Jamaican heritage attending universities in the United States are the recipients of this year’s Claude McKay Book Scholarship Awards. They are Shalonda Dale of Towson University in Maryland; Brandon Williams, Brown’s College in Minnesota; Jerome Blake, Coppin … Continued


Students Challenged to Focus on Career

Students have been challenged to focus their minds on a career path, as when this is done, there is no power so great that can destroy their dreams. The charge was given by Manager of the Bank of Nova Scotia, … Continued


DBJ Urges School Principals to Attend YEP Meetings

General Manager of the Approved Financial Institutions (AFI) Relationship at the Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ), Emmy Lewars, is encouraging principals to attend Young Entrepreneurs Programme (YEP) meetings. Mrs. Lewars said this is necessary for the principals to effectively promote … Continued

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