Career & Education

You need more than English to survive, Mexican diplomat advises students

Sunday, March, 25 2018    

Mexican Consul Fernando Alvarado is the latest in a growing list of diplomats, educators and government representatives to urge Jamaican students to learn a second language, starting with Spanish, given the island's proximity to Spanish-speaking countries and... Read More

Graduates, start your emergency fund in your 20s!

Sunday, March, 18 2018    

Managing your finances at any age can be an overwhelming task, and it can be particularly difficult for young people who recently joined the workforce and are managing their own money for the first time. Read More

British Council, VM Foundation partner on $85-m high school programme

BY KIMONE THOMPSON Associate editor — Features | Sunday, March, 18 2018    

Two non-governmental/charitable organisations that operate locally will spend £480,000 — equivalent to some $85 million — over the next three years training high school students to develop and run their own social enterprises. Read More

Educational planning outfit opens at UWI

Sunday, March, 18 2018    

With the mandate of supporting countries and educational institutions across the Caribbean in the development, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of their educational plans, The University of the West Indies, Mona, launched the Caribbean Centre for Educational... Read More

UWI, University of Havana deepen ties

Sunday, March, 18 2018    

The University of the West Indies (The UWI) and the University of Havana (UH) have renewed a memorandum of understanding that will see the institutions deepening their relationship in several areas. Read More

Is a CV the same thing as a résumé?

Carolyn Marie Smith | Sunday, March, 18 2018    

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UCC to recruit 5,000 for new associate degree programme

Sunday, March, 18 2018    

T he University of the Commonwealth Caribbean (UCC) has entered a public-private partnership with the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information to offer 5,000 new scholarship opportunities under its Early College & Advanced Placement Programme... Read More

Let's standardise school registration

By Alphea Saunders Observer senior reporter | Monday, March, 12 2018    

The Ministry of Education is planning to put policy in place by mid-year to regulate the enrollment process at primary schools, replacing the worrisome first-come first-served approach that triggers yearly trauma for parents and students. Read More

Gov't puts more money in education

Sunday, March, 11 2018    

Minister of Finance and the Public Service Audley Shaw has reiterated that the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information will be receiving $101.6 billion for 2018/19, up from $98.9 billion last year. Read More

Every child can, must learn — Ruel Reid tells UWI Technical Advisory Committee

Sunday, March, 11 2018    

Every child in Jamaica should have access to tertiary eduation Ruel Reid, Minister of Education, Youth & Information has said, and he has committed to ensuring that financial circumstances do not prevent this. Read More

British Council, VM Foundation to launch social enterprise programme in schools

Sunday, March, 11 2018    

The British Council in partnership with Victoria Mutual Foundation Limited and the Ministry of Education is expected tomorrow to launch a three-year programme designed to help address the skills gap among school leavers. Read More

Edna Manley celebrates Research in the Arts Day

Sunday, March, 11 2018    

Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts commemorated its annual Research in the Arts Day at the institution's Arthur Wint Drive campus in Kingston last Wednesday, under the theme 'Embracing Our Inheritance: Founders and Findings'. Read More

How do I make my résumé perfect?

Carolyn Marie Smith | Sunday, March, 11 2018    

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Sunday, March, 11 2018    

As far as academic goals go, Lisanne Hylton has had two: winning a GSAT Government scholarship and the Annual Jamaica Scholarship. Read More

UWI boosts business education with MSBM Finance Lab

BY JOSIMAR SCOTT Career & education writer | Sunday, March, 11 2018    

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