Careers & Education

STEM has gathered steam

There's been talk that the Ministry of Education's thrust towards STEM (science, technology, engineering, and maths) areas and methodology has petered out, but, according to chief education officer in the ministry, Dr Grace McLean, it's quite the opposite — it has gathered... Read More

We're sitting on a time bomb!
I have been writing articles with the intent to inform and challenge our citizens and leaders to think deeply and act propitiously on the root issues which hinder our nation's progress and prosperity. I believe I am in touch with the realities and I issue both a call and a warning for serious...... Read More

CMI transitions to CMU
Caribbean Maritime Institute (CMI) will officially become Caribbean Maritime University on World Maritime Day, September 28, at an official Charter Day ceremony to be held at the National Arena in Kingston.... Read More

Horace Clarke High and Bull Bay All-Age win SRC science competition honours
Two rural schools took the top spots in the Scientific Research Council's (SRC) Improving Innovation Capacities in the Caribbean (INVOCAB) Science and Technology Innovation Competition.... Read More

Ed Min honours 23 retired educators

Sunday, September, 24 2017    

Twenty -three retired educators from the Ministry of Education's Region Two, who have served between 18 and 43 years, were honoured during a recognition ceremony on September 19 at the Jamaica Pegasus hotel in Kingston. Read More

Education isn't a commodity for labour

Sunday, September, 24 2017    

When it comes to current debates in politics and policy, even a strident defence of the liberal arts — such as George Anders' You Can Do Anything: The Surprising Power of a 'Useless' Liberal Arts Education or Randall Stross's A Practical Education: Why Liberal Arts Majors Make Great... Read More

Petrojam refurbishes science labs at St Mary Tech

Sunday, September, 24 2017    

Students and teachers of the St Mary Technical High School now have the use of renovated laboratories for the teaching and learning of the sciences. Read More

UCC to host major educational conference

Sunday, September, 24 2017    

The University of the Commonwealth Caribbean (UCC) will host its inaugural academic conference on this Thursday, September 28, 2017 at its main Worthington Avenue, Kingston campus under the theme 'Innovation, Technology and Leadership: A Paradigm... Read More

Portia Simpson Miller to receive honorary degree from The UWI

Sunday, September, 24 2017    

On Saturday, September 30, 2017, The University of the West Indies will hold a special convocation to confer the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws (LLD) on Portia Simpson Miller, former prime minister of Jamaica. Read More

Immaculate, Avery!

BY KIMONE THOMPSON Associate editor – features thompsonk@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, September, 17 2017    

WHEN Avery Barnett graduated fifth form in July, she already had more subjects than a typical sixth former at the end of two years. And by the time exam results were published last month, she had doubled her previous tally. Read More

Wrath of God?

Raulston Nembhard | Sunday, September, 17 2017    

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JN scholars urged to be agents of change

Sunday, September, 17 2017    

Forty-one outstanding students in this year's Grade Six Achievement Test were awarded five-year bursaries at the JN Foundation awards.This year represented the highest number since the inception of the JN Scholarship Programme in 1983. Read More

Wanted: Trained cybersecurity professionals

Sunday, September, 17 2017    

In the face of the increasing prevalence, sophistication and impact of cybercrimes, technology companies need to offer more training and certification courses to students to close the existing talent/skills gap of cybersecurity professionals and enable the growing... Read More

Literacy programme

Sunday, September, 17 2017    

More than 400 deaf students in primary and secondary schools are to benefit from a US$2.7-million project aimed at increasing their literacy levels. Read More

First Union Foundation awards 12 'Buss A Yute' scholarships

Sunday, September, 17 2017    

As part of its corporate social responsibility the First Union Financial Group, through its foundation, has developed an initiative, the “Buss A Yute” scholarship programme. Read More



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