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 CAPTAIN of the ship http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/CAPTAIN--of-the-ship_19241002 C&E: Do you think extra-curricular activities are essential to holistic development of students? Local Education Sun, 29 Nov 2015 00:00:00 GMT UWI to introduce street law programme http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/UWI-to-introduce-street-law-programme_19240376 THE Mona Law Institutes Unit at the University of the West Indies (UWI) is seeking to roll out a street law pilot project to assist citizens from various walks of life with social development by teaching them to apply law in their everyday lives. Local Education Sun, 29 Nov 2015 00:00:00 GMT What is a competency-based interview? http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/What-is-a-competency-based-interview-_19240875 Dear Career Advisor: Local Education Sun, 29 Nov 2015 00:00:00 GMT 'Old-time STORY' http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/-Old-time-STORY-_19240964 Students all over the island were treated to traditional Jamaican folklore courtesy of the Jamaica Library Service (JLS) on November 20 when the National Storytelling Foundation of Jamaica in collaboration with the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission staged National Storytelling Day under the theme Old-time story. Local Education Sun, 29 Nov 2015 00:00:00 GMT Can't read? http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Can-t-read-_19241018 WHILE educational development is one of the most fundamental aspects of a parent's obligation to their children, many who are not literate struggle every day because they feel that they have failed. Local Education Sun, 29 Nov 2015 00:00:00 GMT ¡Feliz Navidad! http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/-Feliz-Navidad-_19240804 STUDENTS from more than 10 educational institutions kicked off the Christmas season by participating in the 10th annual Spanish Carol Service on Tuesday. Local Education Sun, 29 Nov 2015 03:00:00 GMT Outstanding! http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Outstanding-_19241033 The Jamaica Institution of Engineers (JIE) honoured two outstanding students of the University of the West Indies (UWI) and the University of Technology (UTech) at its annual dinner and gala at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel on Saturday, November 21. Roxann Brown, BSc, Electronics Engineering (UWI) and Romar Williams, BEng, Electrical Engineering (UTech) were lauded as "the most outstanding Jamaican students" in their respective programmes and institutions. Here, they receive the awards from Andre White, immediate past president of the JIE. Local Education Sun, 29 Nov 2015 00:00:00 GMT Allow children to be creative http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Allow-children-to-be-creative_19241019 JUST over 30 parents, teachers and school principals converged at the Paul Robeson Information Resource Centre on at the United States of America Embassy in Kingston two Fridays ago to discuss best practices with parents that could bolster their children's ability to not only read, but also think critically. Local Education Sun, 29 Nov 2015 00:00:00 GMT Mean girls http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Mean-girls_19240651 THE Internet and the media have intensified our awareness of how prevalent bullying, or being 'mean' is among young people today. It manifests in several ways, including verbal abuse, psychological intimidation and even physical abuse. This global epidemic is also present on our shores and in a study commissioned by the Child Development Agency (July 2015), it was reported that, "64.9 per cent of students reported having 'ever been bullied' with more females than males making these reports (66.9 per cent and 62.9 per cent respectively)[1]. Local Education Sun, 29 Nov 2015 00:00:00 GMT HEART unveils mobile units in St Thomas http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/HEART-unveils-mobile-units-in-St-Thomas_19240885 DUNKENFIELD, St Thomas on Wednesday became the first community in Jamaica to see the HEART Trust/ NTA mobile training units. Local Education Sun, 29 Nov 2015 00:00:00 GMT Tourism, BPO, logistics jobs on horizon — HEART http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Tourism--BPO--logistics-jobs-on-horizon---HEART_19241039 DR Wayne Wesley, executive director of the National Training Agency is encouraging educators to prepare students to seize new employment opportunities emerging on the labour landscape. Local Education Sun, 29 Nov 2015 00:00:00 GMT IDB pumps $3 billion more into education transformation programme http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/IDB-pumps--3-billion-more-into-education-transformation-programme_19240681 EDUCATION Minister Ronald Thwaites has praised the Education System Transformation Programme (ESTP), which he said is progressing well. Local News Fri, 27 Nov 2015 03:00:00 GMT UC Rusal hands out more than $100m in scholarships http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/UC-Rusal-hands-out-more-than--100m-in-scholarships_19240431 TWENTY-FIVE Jamaicans have been awarded scholarships valued at more than $100 million to study in Russia by aluminium conglomerate UC Rusal, which owns the Alpart and Windalco bauxite companies. Local News Thu, 26 Nov 2015 03:00:00 GMT Tafar-i Williams aspires to be ambassador http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Tafar-i-Williams-aspires-to-be-ambassador_19239799 TAFAR-I Williams, who describes himself as man of God, was made for leadership. He is the kind of person to sit and have a high-level intellectual discussion about the latest current affairs topic. He loves his school, and believes in human development and the improvement of all peoples, regardless of socio-economic background. Local Education Sun, 22 Nov 2015 00:00:00 GMT Glenmuir High tops CSEC English A http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Glenmuir-High-tops-CSEC----English-A_19238071 WHEN Demoni Ellis entered the exam room to sit Caribbean Secondary Examination Council (CSEC) English A on May 19 this year, her aim was to do her best. Little did she know that her best would have secured her the top place in Jamaica, let alone the Caribbean. Local Education Sun, 22 Nov 2015 00:00:00 GMT 86 Jamaicans gain international certification in French http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/86-Jamaicans-gain-international-certification-in-French_19239526 SEVENTY-SIX Jamaicans and 10 resident foreigners who sat French language competency exams in the summer will receive DELF/DALF certificates from the French Ministry of Education on Wednesday. Local Education Sun, 22 Nov 2015 00:00:00 GMT New infant school opens in May Pen http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/New-infant-school-opens-in-May-Pen_19239681 SIXTY INFANTS and their parents are happy for the recent opening of the new Seymour Edwards Infant School in May Pen, Clarendon. Local Education Sun, 22 Nov 2015 00:00:00 GMT 22 Glenmuir students in CXC's top 10 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/22-Glenmuir-students-in-CXC-s-top-10_19239132 RURAL-AREA secondary high school Glenmuir is celebrating following the publication of this year's regional ranking by subject in the May-June 2015 sitting of Caribbean Examination Council's (CXC's) Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) and Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE). Local Education Sun, 22 Nov 2015 00:00:00 GMT Could studying abroad hurt my chances of finding a job in Jamaica? http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Could-studying-abroad-hurt-my-chances-of-finding-a-job-in-Jamaica_19239664 Hello: Local Education Sun, 22 Nov 2015 00:00:00 GMT The SAT/ACT — your ticket to the game! http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/The-SAT-ACT----your-ticket-to-the-game_19239747 FAIR or not, standardised tests are still the gatekeepers to admissions and scholarships at most universities across the United States. Local Education Sun, 22 Nov 2015 00:00:00 GMT NCTVET awards clients, schools http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/NCTVET-awards-clients--schools_19239680 THE National Council on Technical Vocational Education and Training (NCTVET) on Tuesday honoured 26 individuals who it said have provided consistent quality service for over 15 years, and over 40 institutions that have been long-standing clients. Local Education Sun, 22 Nov 2015 00:00:00 GMT A gift of a school http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/A-gift-of-a-school_19239777 SINCE the start of November, Food For The Poor (FFP) has completed work on four early childhood institutions in the island, replacing old buildings with brand news ones in two, and expanding two others. Local Education Sun, 22 Nov 2015 00:00:00 GMT Trench Town Polytechnic opens http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Trench-Town-Polytechnic-opens_19239784 YOUNG people in the Corporate Area now have increased options for skills and career training with the opening of the Trench Town Polytechnic College (TTPC) last Tuesday. Local Education Sun, 22 Nov 2015 00:00:00 GMT Ahead of THE CLASS — Campion College Top of Form http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Ahead-of-THE-CLASS--Campion-College-Top-of-Form_19236853 TO say that Janique Lee and Jabari Hastings are exceptional young people would be an understatement. The two have between them eight CSEC 2014 national top 10 placements, including tying for first place in physics. Both students are also well-rounded, Jabari being a member of successful chess and lawn tennis teams for his school, and Janique leading her school's table tennis team. It is therefore no surprise that the eighteen-year-olds have emerged to lead their school population of about 1,500. Local Education Sun, 15 Nov 2015 00:00:00 GMT Gov't investing big in early childhood education http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/career/Gov-t-investing-big-in-early-childhood-education_19238353 Education Minister Ronald Thwaites says the Government is making significant investment in early childhood education as part of the national development process. Local Education Sun, 15 Nov 2015 00:00:00 GMT