Career & Education

UCC to offer cyber security courses

Sunday, May, 21 2017    

Fortinet , a global leader in high-performance cybersecurity solutions, announced an educational agreement with the University of the Commonwealth Caribbean (UCC) in Kingston a little over a week ago which will see the university offering cyber security training... Read More

C'bbean School of Medical Sciences to offer US medical licencing course

Sunday, May, 21 2017    

Representatives of the United States-based PASS Programme will conduct classes and tutorials on the United States Medical Licencing Review Programme at the Caribbean School of Medical Sciences Jamaica (CSMSJ) in Kingston for four weeks in July and August this... Read More

Purloin

Sunday, May, 21 2017    

Need a new way to say “steal”? Refresh your vocabulary with this seven-letter word that entered English in the 1400s.It's Purloin, a verb that means:1. to take dishonestly; steal; filch; pilfer.2. to... Read More

UWI, UNILAG agree to African and diaspora studies institute

Sunday, May, 21 2017    

The University of Lagos (UNILAG) in the Nigerian capital and The University of the West Indies (UWI) on Wednesday signed a memorandum of understanding for the establishment of a joint institute to be known as The UWI-UNILAG Institute of African and Diaspora... Read More

'Miss makes maths fun!'

Sunday, May, 14 2017    

[Continued from last week]Crescent Primary School's improved performance in mathematics is worth applauding, maths specialist and the Ministry of Education/ JN Bank National Maths Teacher of the Year... Read More

Big corruption, little corruption all equal Big corruption, little corruption all equal

Christopher Burns | Sunday, May, 14 2017    

It starts with early childhood education and sensitisation programmes. However, if we are to dent corruption and lay the foundation for a fairer and more peaceful society, crucial bureaucratic reforms are also necessary. Moreover, as my friend, Junior, correctly counselled, because the... Read More

Hotel exec tells how she balances work and kids

Sunday, May, 14 2017    

Suzanne is a young mother of girls. Happy as she is to have them, she says she agonises every day over whether she is giving them her best. Part of her wishes she could stay home and cater to their every need. The other part of her however, is very much still interested in her... Read More

Exam success 101

BY NICOLE MCLAREN CAMPBELL | Sunday, May, 14 2017    

It's exam season again!!! Whether you are planning to continue studies locally or overseas, exam success is absolutely critical. Contrary to popular belief, US universities do consider performance on internal exams, CSEC/CAPE /IB, as well as... Read More

Being bullied? Count to 10 and walk away

Sunday, May, 14 2017    

What should you do if you're being bullied? Students at Jessie Ripoll Primary were clear on the strategy: count to 10, walk away and report it.It was Teachers' Day, and the school was abuzz with excitement. Students knew things... Read More

PHOTO: My side of the story

Sunday, May, 14 2017    

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PHOTO: A cake for Teachers' Day

Sunday, May, 14 2017    

 General Manager of Carib Cement Peter Donkersloot (left) presents Lawrence Wright, principal of Harbour View Primary School, with a cake to celebrate the hard work of teachers in the community, on Teachers' Day, last Wednesday. Harbour View was one of 25... Read More

'I now pronounce you married'

Sunday, May, 14 2017    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Minister of Education, Youth and Information Ruel Reid has reiterated the ministry's policy direction of the relationship between technical vocational education and training (TVET) and academics, announcing last week that the two are now... Read More

Tertiary Scholarships for 2017-2018

Sunday, May, 14 2017    

CCRIF Scholarship ProgrammeProvides scholarships to citizens of Caricom or CCRIF member countries to pursue a master's degree in hazard/disaster-related disciplines at Caribbean universities (other than The UWI), as well as institutions in the... Read More

e-Media, UCC producing animators, videographers

BY PENDA HONEYGHAN Career & Education writer honeyghanp@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, May, 7 2017    

RESPONDING to a deficit in trained animators and a growing demand for video professionals, iCreate Institute opened its doors to a cohort of 40 students in late January.The group completed the programme just over two weeks ago, armed with... Read More

'I failed maths twice'

Sunday, May, 7 2017    

Maths teacher of the Year 2017 rebounds from maths experience  You wouldn't guess it, but a few years ago when principal Iris Lewis told Neisha Grant-Lawrence she would be the lead mathematics teacher at Crescent... Read More



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