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GoGSAT Targets Nearly 4,000 Primary School Students

About 3,900 primary school students in a number of targeted communities islandwide, are to benefit from the expanded Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF)/GoGSAT Partnership for Community Transformation Programme, scheduled to roll out shortly. An academic initiative, GoGSAT aims to enlighten targeted … Continued


Manchester Community Honours Basic School Principal

The district of Swaby’s Hope in Manchester on Sunday (Feb. 22) honoured the community’s basic school principal, Desrene Richards, for 29 years of service to the institution. At the event held at Swaby’s Hope Shiloh Apostolic Church, Mrs. Richards was … Continued


Ascot Primary Feeding Programme Receives Boost

More children at the Ascot Primary School in Portmore, St. Catherine will benefit from the institution’s feeding programme, with the donation of a new three-burner industrial open range stove, from Councillor of the Greater Portmore North Division, Michael Edwards. The … Continued


More Than 600 Students Benefit From PASS

National Co-ordinator for the Programme for Alternate Student Support (PASS), Michael Forrester, has disclosed that over 600 students from at least 60 schools islandwide, have benefitted from the programme since 2001. “We had over 200 students in 2008. Since the … Continued


UTECH and JIM launch School of Advanced Management

The University of Technology (UTECH) and the Jamaican Institute of Management (JIM) on Monday (Feb. 16) launched the UTECH/JIM School of Advanced Management at the offices of JIM in Kingston. Professor Errol Morrison, President of UTECH and Dr Alfred Sangster, … Continued


Ascot Primary Hosts Successful Jamaica Day Celebration

The Ascot Primary School in Portmore, St. Catherine staged a successful ‘Jamaica Day’ on Friday (Feb. 20), with teachers, students, and parents coming together to showcase traditional dress, music and food, which highlight the country’s culture. Principal of the school, … Continued


deCarteret College Honours Past Chairman

Archdeacon The Venerable Egbert Robertson, past chairman of the deCarteret College in Mandeville, was recently honoured by the institution for more than 30 years of outstanding service. At the function held on the school grounds, the Archdeacon’s wife Olga Robertson, … Continued


JLS Commended for 60 Years of Outstanding Achievements

Minister of Education, Andrew Holness, has commended the Jamaica Library Service (JLS) on six decades of outstanding achievements. The Minister, who was addressing the JLS’ 60th anniversary international conference recently at the Sunset Jamaica Grande Resort in Ocho Rios, St. … Continued


Edu-Pack to Renew Effort to Assist Needy Students

Edu-Pack, an Atlanta-based relief organisation, will renew its effort to assist needy students in Jamaica this year, by providing well needed school supplies, through its ongoing outreach programme. To raise funds to finance its programme, Edu-Pack recently staged its annual … Continued


Government Looking at Allocation to Education

Minister of Education, Andrew Holness, has said that the Government is looking at the issue of budgetary allocation to the sector, and is now willing to seriously make a shift, to focus on the earlier stages of the education system. … Continued

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