Jamaica Employment, Education & Career Opportunities and News ? Jamaica Observer - Career & Education - JamaicaObserver.com

Career & Education

Students can succeed at any school, says principal

HAVING attended a non-traditional high school and being appointed a principal at the age of 32, Nahalia Lynch, who heads Morningside Primary and Infant School in St Elizabeth, believes strongly that students can succeed at any educational institution. Read More

CXC exams to be held in July
GEORGETOWN (CMC) — The Caribbean Community (Caricom) Council for Human and Social Development (COHSOD) on Education says regional students will sit the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) in July.... Read More

Virus forced schools online, but many students didn't follow
SAN DIEGO, California (AP) — During the first week that her San Diego public school was shuttered to slow the spread of the coronavirus, not one of Elise Samaniego's students logged on to her virtual classroom.... Read More

COVID jobs: Health inspector
A career in health inspection may exist wherever risks of injury and illness are present. Health inspection professionals may be found working for the Government, insurance companies, hospitals, schools or non-profit organisations.... Read More

Mental, emotional fortitude — not gender — make for good leaders

with Debra Fraser | Sunday, April, 19 2020    

The Maybelline commercial tagline — 'Maybe she's born with it' — rings true in the office too. The reality is that many executives, managers, and CEOs are women, increasingly so over the last 15 to 20 years in particular. This means that a growing number of... Read More

Jamaican company raises funds to donate tablets to kids

Sunday, April, 19 2020    

In the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak and the closure of schools, geospatial technology firm GeoTechVision has launched an initiative dubbed 'EduTechAid' to help children at home in underserved communities across the island access tablets to keep up with their lessons and studies... Read More

New Hampshire schools shut for remainder of academic year

Sunday, April, 19 2020    

CONCORD, New Hampshire (AP) — New Hampshire schools will remain closed and continue remote learning for the rest of the academic year, Republican Governor Chris Sununu announced Thursday. Read More

Dogged determination

Sunday, April, 12 2020    

An unwavering resolve to succeed and strategic planning and are among the terms that describe Omar Brown's professional trajectory. Read More

UCC cuts tuition by up to 50%

Sunday, April, 12 2020    

The University of the Commonwealth Caribbean (UCC) announced on Thursday that it has slashed tuition for its summer degree programmes for both new and returning students by half. Read More

Edufocal head batting for blended approach after COVID-19

Sunday, April, 12 2020    

Co-founder and CEO of social learning resource EduFocal Limited, Gordon Swaby, has argued that once the COVID-19 pandemic has passed, teaching and learning will look very different to the format with which we have become accustomed. Read More

Transitioning to the virtual classroom

Dr Karla Hylton | Sunday, April, 12 2020    

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to the closure of most educational institutions across the globe. This drastic and unprecedented world event has accelerated the development of the virtual classroom in countries such as ours. Read More

Decision on schools due before end of Easter break

Sunday, April, 12 2020    

Before the Easter break ends Jamaicans should know whether schools will be reopened for the summer term, and also whether the school year will be extended. Read More

Homeschooling children with special needs

5. Create a Comfortable Learning Space | Sunday, April, 5 2020    

Thanks to the spread of coronavirus disease, not only do many parents have to work remotely, they have the added responsibility of monitoring their children's home-based learning. It goes without saying that such a situation can be quite challenging for both parents and children alike;... Read More

Good LUCK with COVID-19

with Debra Fraser | Sunday, April, 5 2020    

It's difficult not to talk about this mushrooming health crisis. Every week seems worse than the previous ones. However, if only for the sake of maintaining our mental health, we should seriously consider strategically managing our information intake. The positive side effects of this... Read More

COVID-19 jobs: Medical microbiologist

Sunday, April, 5 2020    

Medical microbiology is a field of scientific study that includes looking at bacteria, viruses, and parasites — all of which can be seen as the cause, and often part of the cure — for various diseases and illnesses. Degrees can be obtained at the bachelor's, master's,... Read More


Today's Cartoon

Click image to view full size editorial cartoon