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Education Minister Says NCU’s Rescue Programme Should be Emulated

Education, Youth and Information Minister, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, has hailed Northern Caribbean University’s (NCU) Restoring Every Student’s Confidence Using Education (RESCUE) programme as something worthy of emulation throughout the entire sector. He was delivering the main address at NCU’s Alumni Homecoming Fundraising Banquet, held at Golf View Hotel…

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CMU Develops Online Matriculation Programme

The Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) has partnered with United Kingdom-based education publishing and assessment company, the Pearson Corporation, to develop an online matriculation pathway for students. The pilot for the programme commenced in September. It offers alternative entrance through the online matriculation programme, allowing students the opportunity to sit those…

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Schools Encouraged to Observe World’s Largest Lesson Week

The Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, in support of the United Nations focus on promoting the importance of sustainable development goals, is inviting schools across the island to observe the World’s Largest Lesson (WLL) Week from November 12 to 16. According to a bulletin issued by the Ministry, WLL…

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Students Receive Assistance from International Proxy Parents

Sixty-six students from 19 high schools are benefiting from scholarships donated by the International Proxy Parents (IPP), a charitable organisation whose members include representatives of the diplomatic corps. The organisation has also provided assistance to children in Places of Safety. Funds for the scholarships were raised at the IPP’s annual…

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Tertiary Students Facing Challenges with Fees Can Get Help

Executive Director of the Economic Growth Council, Senator Aubyn Hill (standing), addresses The Mico University College Education Conversation Series, held at the institution’s Marescaux Road campus in St. Andrew yesterday (November 8). Listening (from left) are Investment Promotions Manager at JAMPRO, Ricardo Durrant; Chief Education Officer, Dr. Grace McLean; and Managing Director of the JN MSC Group, Onika Miller.

Chief Education Officer, Dr. Grace McLean, is encouraging tertiary students who are facing challenges with education fees, to enter into dialogue with administrators at their institutions, so that support can be provided. Dr. McLean, who was responding to questions at an education forum on November 8 at The Mico University…

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Minister Reid Hails CMU’s Commitment to Training Highly Skilled Workforce

Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid (centre) receives a plaque from Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) Chancellor, His Royal Highness Drolor Bosso Adamtey I (left) during the CMU’s 2018 graduation ceremony on Thursday (November 8) at the Jamaica Conference Centre, downtown Kingston. Sharing the moment is University President, Professor Fritz Pinnock. This year, approximately 350 students were conferred with master’s, bachelor’s and associate degrees and diplomas in a wide cross section of programmes.

Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, is lauding the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) for its commitment to training a highly skilled workforce to meet the needs of the labour market. The Minister, who was delivering the keynote address at the CMU’s 2018 graduation ceremony on…

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Early Stimulation Strategy to Give Children ‘Best Start’ In Life

Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, says that the Government’s early-stimulation/intervention strategy, which will be introduced in early-childhood institutions across the island, is aimed at ensuring that children “get the best start in life”. He said that the strategy, which borrows from best practices in…

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CMU to Build Drone to Inspect Wigton Wind Turbines

Wigton Wind Farm Limited is partnering with the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) in utilising geospatial technology to maintain its wind turbines. The university has been commissioned by the entity to build a drone that can be used to inspect the 50-metre-high wind turbines at its South Manchester facility. “Instead of…

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Education Ministry Partners with USAID to Promote Safe and Secure Environment

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has allocated US$625,000 to the youth component of its Partnership for Improved Safety and Security in Schools Programme, in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information (MOEYI). The two-year programme, which began in July 2017 and is slated to end in July…

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Int’l Teacher Task Force Forum Opportunity to Share Ideas

Ministry of Education, Youth and Information Region 4 Director, Dr. Michelle Pinnock, is hailing the staging of the International Task Force (ITF) on Teachers for Education forum, noting that it presents an opportunity for countries to come together to exchange ideas. The TTF’s Annual Meeting and 11th Policy Dialogue Forum…

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Education Campaign Against Gender-Based Violence Being Developed

The Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport is collaborating with the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) to develop a ‘No Excuse for Abuse’ public education campaign. The campaign is part of a three-year Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), between the Government and…

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CMU Supports Protection of the Marine Environment

The Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) is in support of protecting the marine environment through the use of geospatial technology. Associate Vice President of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Technology at the CMU, Dr. Stephen Rhoden, told JIS News that the use of technology in undersea exploration can preserve and…

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Focus on Mental Health Issues for Youth Month

Two wellness fairs will be staged this November that will focus on mental issues affecting young people. Minster of State in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Hon. Floyd Green, said that the fairs, which are part of activities for Youth Month, will be held in Hanover and St.…

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Government Committed to Protecting Children

State Minister in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Hon. Floyd Green, says that the Government is committed to making it easier to treat with the abuse and protection of the nation’s children. According to the State Minister, deliberate efforts have been made to remove some of the bureaucracies…

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Education Ministry Seeking Chase Funding for Brain Builder Centres

The Ministry of Education, Youth and Information is seeking support through the Culture, Health, Arts, Sports and Education Fund (CHASE) to finance aspects of the Brain Builder centres, which will be operated across the island. “We are seeking operational and maintenance funding from (CHASE), as we (Ministry) will be paying…

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Schools in Hanover Welcome Jamaica Moves

Regional Health and Education Promotion Officer at the Western Regional Health Authority (WRHA), Marceleen Wheatle, says primary- and high-school students in Hanover have been highly receptive of the Jamaica Moves programme. The initiative was introduced as a pilot at Hopewell High, Ruseas High, Merlene Ottey High, Green Island High, Green…

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Enid Bennett High Motivating Boys to Achieve

In an effort to boost the morale of its more than 60 per cent male population for higher academic performance, the Enid Bennett High School in St. Catherine has embarked on a series of motivational initiatives. On Tuesday (October 30), the institution celebrated Boys’ Day, with several presenters taking the…

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UWI Valedictorian Delighted She Came to Jamaica

Valedictorian, University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, Akiera Paterson, says November 2 is not only a special day for her because it is her birthday and she will be presenting the valedictorian speech, but it is the day that completes her dream of studying in Jamaica. She left her…

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