Career & Education

Teen aces CSEC and CAPE maths in same sitting

BY FALON FOLKES Career & Education writer folkesf@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, September, 3 2017    

Mathematics is a nightmare for most students. Not 16-year-old Adjaynae Billings. Read More

How to succeed this new school year

Sunday, September, 3 2017    

The summer is over and school's back in session. That's a relief for many parents who were eager to get their kids out of the house. For the kids though, a new school year can be at once exciting and daunting. A new school, a different classroom, new teachers, new... Read More

FFP pays school fees for nearly 300

Sunday, September, 3 2017    

Nearly 300 students from basic to tertiary institutions across the island had their back-to-school expenses, such as textbooks and/or tuition fees, covered or paid in part this year thanks to charitable donations from Food for the Poor. Read More

Back-to-school vocabulary

Sunday, September, 3 2017    

You'll no doubt have new, or at least reconditioned, supplies this new school year — uniforms, shoes, socks, backpacks, stationery. Read More

Leaving the comfort of the 9-5 to become a life insurance advisor

Sunday, September, 3 2017    

There is a common myth which prevails that the standard 9-5 is the best path to achieve career success. For Anita Chong, however, making the leap from a desk job in the finance industry, then on to becoming her own boss as an insurance advisor has been much more... Read More

Computer engineer or technician?

Carolyn Marie Smith | Sunday, September, 3 2017    

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Back-to-school apps

Sunday, September, 3 2017    

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Trainee teachers to have ICT as part of core competencies

Sunday, September, 3 2017    

The Ministry of Education, Youth and Information says it is moving to optimise schools' output through greater use of information and communications technology (ICT) in teaching. Read More

Former JIS employee heads to Reading University on Chevening award

Sunday, September, 3 2017    

For her first three years at Wolmer's High School for Girls, Shari-Ann Palmer would struggle to maintain passing grades. Read More

J Wray & Nephew Foundation awards $11.7m worth of scholarships

BY JAVENE SKYERS Observer staff reporter skyersj@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, August, 31 2017    

A medical physicist in training and a marine engineer student were among 65 recipients of $11.7 million worth of scholarships from the J Wray & Nephew (JWN) Foundation on Tuesday. Read More

Manager of the Year

Sunday, August, 27 2017    

She is a fighter; one who is determined to succeed despite life's challenges. Among her peers she is viewed as a survivor and as the epitome of a strong leader. It was therefore no surprise that Shaneca Campbell landed the title of Manager of the Year 2016 at Sandals Montego Bay's staff... Read More

Hope for Airy Castle

Sunday, August, 27 2017    

With just weeks to go before the 2017-2018 school year begins, Airy Castle Primary School in St Thomas is working hard to have things returned to normal. Read More

Be awesome!

Sunday, August, 27 2017    

Comedic entertainer Owen “Blakka” Ellis put on his educator hat last Wednesday when he urged students awarded Burger King scholarships to shun negative influences as they strive for academic excellence. Read More

Help us!

Sunday, August, 27 2017    

Residents of Inverness in St Ann have launched a fund-raising programme to raise $200,000 to provide assistance to students in the community who arehaving challenges with meeting their back-to-school expenses. Read More

Is a bachelor's degree right for YOU?

Sunday, August, 27 2017    

Is a bachelor's degree the only 'good' option after high school? Read More



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