Career & Education

Seabed authority to award young researchers

Sunday, June, 25 2017    

The International Seabed Authority (ISA) has announced the launch of the Secretary General Award for Deep Sea Research Excellence. Read More

A celebration of GSAT fathers

Sunday, June, 18 2017    

Dads don't get nearly as much recognition as they deserve for the role they play in parenting. True, they are not all worthy, but there is an increasing number who are and they should be saluted. On this Father's Day, Career & Education pays tribute to fathers across the island who helped,... Read More

Stella's stars

BY SASHA ROWE Career & Education writer editorial@jamaicaobserver.vom | Sunday, June, 18 2017    

Stella Maris Prep has a track record of performing well at Grade Six Assessment Test (GSAT). This year, however, the Shortwood Road school has outdone itself; the entire GSAT cohort of 72 students were placed in the traditional high schools of their first or second... Read More

Don't make summer a free-for-all

Sunday, June, 18 2017    

It's almost that time of year when parents, educators and students breathe a sigh of relief as they anticipate the freedom associated with the summer break. Read More

Emotions and art

Sunday, June, 11 2017    

WHITEHOUSE, Westmoreland — Lighting just right, camera ready, mood set. Then, like a million shutterbugs, he shoots. His aim? Seven frames per pose at different angles. When he finally stops to inspect what he has captured only those that meet his impeccably high standards will... Read More

GSAT and tertiary scholarships for 2017-2018

Sunday, June, 11 2017    

BGR/ISA At-sea training programme Read More

Battle of two cities looms

Sunday, June, 11 2017    

Corinaldi Avenue and George Headley will contest the final of the Western Union Primary Schools Debating Competition this Tuesday. Read More

All-age, shift schools to be phased out

BY SASHA ROWE Career & Education writer | Sunday, June, 11 2017    

THE Ministry of Education says it is on track to phase out the remaining all-age and junior high schools in the Jamaican education system, as well as those operated on a shift system, over the next three years. Read More

Boys outshine girls in language arts

Sunday, June, 11 2017    

For the first time in five years, boys outperformed girls in the language arts component of this year's Grade Six Achievement Test, according to data from the Ministry of Education. Read More

PEP pilot to be introduced in September

BY Sasha Rowe Career & Education writer | Sunday, June, 11 2017    

THE Ministry of Education says it is set to introduce the pilot phase of the Primary Exit Profile (PEP) — the test which is to replace the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) by 2019 — next school year. Read More

SAT versus ACT: Which is better?

BY Nicole McLaren Campbell | Sunday, June, 11 2017    

First things first: choose one — SAT or ACT. Colleges don't require both and have no bias toward one test over the other. Taking both won't help, but can certainly harm because to do very well on either, preparation is key. Prepping properly for one test is hard... Read More


Sunday, June, 11 2017    

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Teacher of the Year runs Spanish classes for colleagues

Carolyn Marie Smith | Sunday, June, 11 2017    

SANTA CRUZ, St Elizabeth — LASCO/Ministry of Education Teacher of the Year 2016/17 Kerene Nelson has a vision in which primary schools across the island are assigned resident teachers of Spanish to give them the opportunity to learn Spanish as a second... Read More

Pretty science

Sunday, June, 4 2017    

A two-member girls' team hailing from Sts Peter and Paul Preparatory proved on Saturday that science and engineering are not just for boys when they won the first Smart Egg Drop Competition at the Campion College auditorium.The team, named Pretty Science,... Read More

CXC introduces Portuguese

BY SASHA ROWE Career & Education writer | Sunday, June, 4 2017    

If you had a chance to browse this year's Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate Examinations (CSEC) timetable for May-June you would have noticed that Portuguese is now among the subjects the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) offers.Sixty-five students... Read More


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