Jamaica Observer http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/ JamaicaObserver.com, the most concise and in-depth website for news coverage on Jamaica and the Caribbean. Updated daily 7 days a week, 24 hours a day en-us copyright Jamaica Observer, 2011 Minister to discuss school fee concerns with principals today http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Minister-to-discuss-school-fee-concerns-with-principals-today_60065 BOARD chairs, principals and bursars from secondary schools across the island are expected to meet with Minister of Education, Youth and Information Senator Ruel Reid today at the Jamaica Conference Centre in downtown Kingston to try to hammer out a compromise on the Government’s proposed new tuition fee policy. Local News Fri, 06 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT Studying CXC http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Studying-CXC_59432 SCHOOL: ST JAGO HIGH Local Education Sun, 01 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT Flourishing http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Flourishing2016-04-30T17-20-56 Twelve-year-old Amasherka Nugent receives her certificate of participation and successful completion of the 12-week mentorship programme, Flourish, from founder and programme director Fiona Burke at a ceremony at the Red Hills Methodist Church hall, last week Saturday. Flourish grooms young girls from Red Hills, St Andrew, and seeks to steer them away from societal ills such as teenage pregnancy, dropping out of high school, and general coarseness. (Photos: Kenyon Hemans) Local Education Sun, 01 May 2016 00:00:57 GMT Should I put an objective on my résumé? http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Should-I-put-an-objective-on-my-r-sum--_59453 Dear Advisor: Local Education Sun, 01 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT Life after fifth form http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Life-after-fifth-form_59450 The Ministry of Labour and Social Security is encouraging young people to take advantage of education and entrepreneurial grants it has available for pursuing higher education or establishing small businesses. Local Education Sun, 01 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT 15 benefits of a STEM education http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/15-benefits-of-a-STEM-education-_59448 STEM scares many students because it is perceived as being too difficult and — tragically —boring. But the truth is that STEM encompasses the most engaging, hands-on subjects in our schools. Strong STEM skills lead to more beautiful art, more engrossing performances, and more polished productions. Local Education Sun, 01 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT PCC Old Harbour opens renovated hospitality centre http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/PCC-Old-Harbour-opens-renovated-hospitality-centre_59403 The events planning and management skills of the year-two hotel and tourism management students of Portmore Community College’s (PCC) Old Harbour Campus were put on display Wednesday with the grand launch of their newly renovated Hospitality and Tourism centre. Local Education Sun, 01 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT Mico studies effect of SKE on maths performance http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Mico-studies-effect-of-SKE-on-maths-performance_59396 The Mico University College in partnership with Plymouth University and Sterling Asset Management has designed and implemented a pilot project to investigate the role of Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE) in solving the low performance in mathematics in four primary schools — Allman Town Primary, Elleston Primary and Infant, John Mills Infant, Primary and Junior High, and Mico Practising Primary and Junior High. Local Education Sun, 01 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT Learn through writing http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Learn-through-writing_56385 We live in a fast-paced, technological world where laptops, smartphones, tablets and PCs are the order of the day. If one wants to jot down a note, a device is usually chosen to do the job, while the notepad and pen represent relics of the past. Local Education Sun, 01 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT Minister happy with return of Clarendon school bus service http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Minister-happy-with-return-of-Clarendon-school-bus-service_59333 EDUCATION Minister Ruel Reid yesterday welcomed the decision of the Ministry of Transport to restart the school bus service in Clarendon following the motor vehicle crash involving several students of the Garvey Maceo High School earlier this year. Local News Fri, 29 Apr 2016 00:00:00 GMT Boards now in place for agencies of Ministry of Education http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Boards-now-in-place-for-agencies-of-Ministry-of-Education_59302 THE education ministry yesterday released the names of chairmen appointed to several agencies within the ministry. Local News Fri, 29 Apr 2016 00:00:00 GMT Do school devotions infringe on personal freedoms? http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Do-school-devotions-infringe-on-personal-freedoms--------_58661 FOUNDED: January 21, 1937 Local Education Sun, 24 Apr 2016 00:00:00 GMT Former barber, factory worker is Maths Teacher of the Year http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Former-barber--factory-worker-is-Maths-Teacher-of-the-Year_58646 ASK any student from third to fifth form at Godfrey Stewart High School in Savanna-la-Mar, Westmoreland, about a teacher they know as Mr McLeod and you’ll hear how he makes the subject of mathematics easy and relatable. Local Education Sun, 24 Apr 2016 00:00:00 GMT Signs you might be losing your job http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Signs-you-might-be-losing-your-job_58651 Dear Career Advisor: Local Education Sun, 24 Apr 2016 00:00:00 GMT Learning the ropes http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Learning-the-ropes_58650 The Observer played host to a group of grade 11 students from Central High School last Wednesday. The students, who travelled from May Pen, Clarendon, learned firsthand about different types of writing, the editorial and advertising processes, and toured some of the newspaper’s key departments. Here, they record the occasion in the company of one of their teachers, Juliet Jackson (right). (Photo: Antonio Graham) Local News Sun, 24 Apr 2016 00:00:00 GMT Prince Selassie says future PMs at JC http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Prince-Selassie-says-future-PMs-at-JC_58675 His Imperial Highness, Prince Ermias Sahle-Selassie, has urged Jamaica College students to strive to be leaders by working hard academically and striving to develop firm principles. Local Education Sun, 24 Apr 2016 00:00:00 GMT The science of cooking http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/The-science-of-cooking_58677 WE all know that we use maths when cooking to halve or double recipes, but have you ever thought about the science behind the way we cook? Local Education Sun, 24 Apr 2016 00:00:00 GMT All in the family http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/All-in-the-family_58640 All in the family Local Education Sun, 24 Apr 2016 00:00:00 GMT PHOTO: Holy education http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Holy-education_58661 Analyse Parchment is head girl of Holy Childhood High School for the 2015-2016 academic year. (Photo: Bryan Cummings) Local Education Sun, 24 Apr 2016 00:00:00 GMT Last-minute exam prep http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Last-minute-exam-prep_58169 It’salmost the end of April and it’s crunch time for students sitting external exams. In a matter of days, the exams will be here and no doubt, many of you are overwhelmed and scared. You may feel ill-equipped and confused. You desire a high score but you feel unprepared. Local Education Sun, 24 Apr 2016 00:00:00 GMT Curfew for kids http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Curfew-for-kids-_58642 Senior Superintendent of Police Stephen McGregor says there is a 9:00 pm curfew in St James for all students 17 years and under. The Senior Superintendent pointed out that the only exception is if the child is in the company of a parent. Local Education Sun, 24 Apr 2016 00:00:00 GMT CMI now accepts online applications http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/CMI-now-accepts-online-applications_58577 Individuals wishing to enrol at Caribbean Maritime Institute (CMI) can now do so at the click of a mouse, as the institution has launched an online application portal called Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system. Local Education Sun, 24 Apr 2016 00:00:00 GMT Romain Kenton: The teenage pageant judge http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Romain-Kenton--The-teenage-pageant-judge_56288 AT 17 years old, Clan Carthy High School student Romain Kenton is a pageant judge. Local Education Sun, 17 Apr 2016 00:00:00 GMT Itel-BPO: changing the dialogue of working in the BPO industry http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Itel-BPO--changing-the-dialogue-of-working-in-the-BPO-industry_57926 MONTEGO BAY, St James — As recently as a decade ago, one of the biggest disappointments of high school graduates from western Jamaica who went off to university in Kingston was having to come home to work at the Montego Bay Freeport. Local Education Sun, 17 Apr 2016 00:00:00 GMT Interpreting essay and structured exam questions http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Interpreting-essay-and-structured-exam-questions_56386 Exams are a big part of the assessment procedure at school. It is one method used to determine the extent to which material has been learnt by the student and to provide certification. Exams are not meant to be a source of hardship; they are simply tools of assessing competence. Local Education Sun, 17 Apr 2016 00:00:00 GMT