Category Archives: Academic News

Caribbean Student in Canada Shares Tips on Studying Abroad

ANDREAS Mendes’ Tips on Studying Abroad  ONTARIO, Canada — ANDREAS Mendes is a St Lucian studying Information Technology in Canada. As an international student, Andreas took time out to share some tips on studying abroad. Mendes is about to complete his degree in information technology at York University and is awaiting the start of a

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Reinvent Your Résumé: 3 Ways To Build Around Your Personal Brand

Reinvent Your Résumé by reading these three (3) Ways to build around your personal brand and improve your resume from an expert. Dr Hume Johnson is a personal branding expert and president of Hume Johnson Consulting, a branding and communications strategy firm.

Students in Porus and Surrounding Communities Get Ackee Tree Scholarships

Members of the Ackee Tree Group have donated $1,045,000 in scholarships to 24 students from Porus and surrounding communities in Manchester. Students from Porus, St. Jago and Ramble Primary who were successful in their GSAT examinations and are headed to various high schools in September, as well as students from Porus High School, Porus and

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University of Belize Introduces Four New Programmes

The Board of Trustees of the University of Belize (UB)has announced the addition of four (4) undergraduate programmes effective academic year 2018-2019. They are bachelor’s degrees in applied agriculture, biology, and statistics, as well as a one-year professional certificate in Geographical Information Systems (GIS), all of which fall under the Faculty of Science and Technology. The

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Education Minister Praises GSAT Teachers and Administrators

Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, has applauded the grade-six GSAT teachers, the principals and administrators across the island, who have collectively assisted with making the 2018 sitting of the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) a success. “For day one, by all reports received, everything went very well, and, again,

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UCC Law: The UCC to Offer Postgraduate Law

As of next academic year, students of the University of the Commonwealth Caribbean (UCC Law) will be able to pursue postgraduate programme in law, specifically the Master of Laws (LLM), Postgraduate Diploma in Law, and the Postgraduate Certificate in Law. The development represents a deepening of the relationship between UCC and the University of London (UoL),

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Security Ministry Sponsors Security Science Courses

The Ministry of National Security on Thursday signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with four tertiary institutions for the development of a certificate programme in the fundamentals of security science. The programme, which will cost $28 million, will supply the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) with 400 potential recruits in a bid to improve the quality of

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Equity and Transparency in Funding Secondary Education

The issue of how funding secondary education and what should be the expected lines of demarcation between schools (operations) and the Ministry of Education (policy) is again being debated. In my opinion, there can be no doubt that parents should be mandated to contribute to the cost of their children’s education. And, with respect to

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5 Ways to Increase Odds of Winning College Scholarships

Primary, Secondary and college school students can increase their odds of winning college scholarships for a variety of reasons. So it might be tempting to fill a resume with many experiences in the hopes of catching the attention of a college scholarship committee and/or donor in increasing your chances of winning college scholarships. Instead, consider strategically

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CCCJ Plans Massive Increase in Online Tertiary Programmes

Over the next 12 months, more tertiary programmes will be introduced online, courtesy of the Council of Community Colleges of Jamaica (CCCJ). The first programmes to be offered are Business Studies, Criminal Justice and Hospitality, according to the Council’s Executive Director, Dr. Donna Powell Wilson. She tells JIS News that the Council recently mandated that

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