Career & Education

Government opens $30-million scholarship fund

Saturday, February, 25 2017    

The Government on Wednesday launched a $30-million scholarship grant to be provided through the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service/PetroCaribe Development Fund (PDF). Read More

Praising, rewarding children can increase learning outcomes

Dr Karla Hylton | Saturday, February, 25 2017    

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Jamaica to produce science geniuses

BY JEDIAEL CARTER Career & Education reporter carterj@jamaicaobserver.com | Saturday, February, 25 2017    

IF the organisers of Science Genius Jamaica: Science Meets Dancehall realise their vision, Jamaica will shortly become a production hub for some of the world’s greatest scientists. Read More

PHOTO: Celebrating Jamaica

Saturday, February, 25 2017    

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Technical jobs at risk of automation — billionaire

Saturday, February, 25 2017    

Thinking creatively is a skill that could soon become more valuable than some technical ones which are currently sought after, like computer-coding. Read More

Science meets dancehall

Sunday, February, 19 2017    

The JN Foundation is collaborating with Professor Christopher Emdin to launch Science Genius Jamaica, a new education project that will fuse dancehall music with science. Read More

PHOTO — Soldier boys

Saturday, February, 18 2017    

Army careers were a popular pick for students of Glowell Preparatory in Cedar Grove, Portmore, which observed Career Day on Friday. Read More

Paediatric nursing students advance

Saturday, February, 18 2017    

The first cohort of Caribbean nurses undergoing specialist training to care for children with cancer and blood disorders have successfully completed the first semester, the University of the West Indies (UWI) has announced. Read More

PHOTO — Shadie’s achievement

Saturday, February, 18 2017    

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More males entering nursing

Saturday, February, 18 2017    

Male nurses are a rarity anywhere in the world, but if the enrolment figures at the University of Technology (UTech), Jamaica’s Caribbean School of Nursing are anything to go by, things appear to be changing. Read More

School-based enterprises could fix bad economy — educators

BY PENDA HONEYGHAN Career & Education wirter honeyghanp@jamaicaobserver.com | Saturday, February, 18 2017    

Minister of Education Ruel Reid, having acknowledged the importance of social enterprises, has suggested that investing in the entrepreneurial development of students could be the answer to the economic turmoil that the country has been experiencing for decades. Read More

Pump it up!

Saturday, February, 18 2017    

The Pre University Men’s Programme (PUMP) last week received a significant investment to help at-risk and unattached men enrolled in the programme complete their studies at the university college. Read More

Irrigation commission awards 14 scholarships to employees’ children

Saturday, February, 18 2017    

Fourteen children of employees of the National Irrigation Commission Limited (NIC) walked away from a presentation ceremony in Kingston two Wednesdays ago with scholarships valued at over $700,000. Read More

Want to master CXC maths? There’s an app for that!

Saturday, February, 18 2017    

A group of Caribbean professionals last week rolled out an application to help students master mathematics at the Caribbean Examination Council (CXC) level. Read More



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