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National Literacy Results Encouraging

National Literacy Coordinator, Laurel Brent-Harris, has said the recent Literacy trend has been encouraging, as there has been evidence of improvement based on the results of the Grade 4 Literacy Test. “Over the past 8 years or so, we have … Continued

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Cabinet Approves Contracts for Schools

Cabinet has approved the award of two contracts, totalling just over $277 million, to effect construction work at two schools in Portland and St. Ann. Speaking at last week’s post-Cabinet media briefing at Jamaica House, Transport and Works Minister, and … Continued

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ECC Launches Best Practices Document

The Early Childhood Commission (ECC), in collaboration with the George Brown College and the Canadian High Commission, has launched a Best Practices Document for Early Childhood Development. The document, ‘Best Practices for Early Childhood Development, Birth to Five Years’, was … Continued

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Resource Rooms to be Established at Primary Schools

Resource rooms, equipped with technology to enhance the literacy and numeracy skills of students, will be established in some 12 primary schools across the island. Digicel Foundation is undertaking the project in collaboration with the Education Transformation Team of the … Continued

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44 Graduate from Cornwall School of Nursing

The country’s health sector has been boosted with the recent graduation of 44 general nursing and basic midwifery students from the Cornwall School of Nursing. Addressing the graduating ceremony held recently at King’s Seventh Day Adventist Church in Mt. Salem, … Continued

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Education Minister Meets With Funding Organisation

Education Minister Andrew Holness today (January 14, 2009) met with the leadership of the Heritage International Scholarship Foundation, a Canadian-based non-profit organisation, to discuss funding options for higher education in Jamaica. According to the President of the organisation, Mr Jason … Continued

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