Career & Education

Red Stripe awards centennial scholarships

Sunday, December, 16 2018    

In the grand scheme of things, $100,000 is not a whole lot of money when you are contemplating higher education, but for a university student from a modest background, it can be a lifeline. The University of the West Indies (UWI) second-year student, Andrae Bogle was among seven... Read More

First off the press

Sunday, December, 16 2018    

Dr Adella Campbell (second left), head, Caribbean School of Nursing at the University of Technology, Jamaica and author of the first book to be published by the UTech, Jamaica Press, celebrates the launch of the book with a symbolic unveiling of a large replica of the book's cover on the... Read More

JN Foundation launches Social Enterprise Jamaica

Sunday, December, 16 2018    

JN Foundation has announced the launch of a new organisation, Social Enterprise Jamaica, which it says will facilitate the growth of the social enterprise sector in the country. Read More

Smyle on top

BY ANIKA RICHARDS Associate editor — News/Health richardsai@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, December, 9 2018    

Corporal Renardo Smyle might have joined the Jamaica Constabulary Force as a result of financial challenges, but he has come to develop a passion for service and wants to make a difference by putting the knowledge gained from his occupational associate degree to good... Read More

NCU awarded institutional accreditation

Sunday, December, 9 2018    

Northern Caribbean University's (NCU's) application to the University Council of Jamaica (UCJ) for institutional accreditation has been approved, making it the first local university with the designation. Read More

Sandals Foundation introduces engagement programme in western schools

Sunday, December, 9 2018    

Keeping children focused both inside and outside the classroom can be a challenge, even for the most seasoned educator and the most well-intentioned parent. Read More

CSF to host computer coding workshops in St Lucia

Sunday, December, 9 2018    

Castries, St Lucia — The Caribbean Science Foundation (CSF), which has its headquarters on the campus of the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill, Barbados, has announced plans to conduct computer coding Workshops in Saint Lucia. Read More

Cement Company staff awards

Sunday, December, 9 2018    

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USF donates ICT equipment to UNESCO youth committee

Sunday, December, 9 2018    

THE capabilities of the UNESCO Youth Advisory Committee have received a technological boost courtesy of the Universal Service Fund (USF) which on Wednesday presented it with six laptops, six tablets, a printer and projector.The items are valued at $600,000. Read More

Igniting sparks

BY KIMONE THOMPSON Associate Editor — Features thompsonk@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, December, 2 2018    

IT only takes a spark to get a fire going. That's exactly what education strategist Brittany Singh Williams is banking on with her new venture — an individualised after-school learning programme designed to build 21st-century skills in students from grades four to six. Read More

Knox College wins UTech, Jamaica 2nd annual maths quiz

Sunday, December, 2 2018    

Senior high school students from Knox College firmly demonstrated their prowess in mathematics by taking the winning title in the 2nd annual University of Technology, Jamaica Mathematics Quiz Competition Thursday last at the university's Papine campus. Read More

National awards $4.5m to early childhood teachers

Sunday, December, 2 2018    

The National Baking Company Foundation has awarded six full scholarships and nine grants totalling $4.5 million to early childhood teachers under its Little Leaders Early Childhood programme. Read More

UCJ internationally certified

Sunday, December, 2 2018    

The University Council of Jamaica (UCJ) recently received ISO 9001: 2015 certification, and accomplishment which is expected to enhance the agency's credibility and strengthen public as well as stakeholder confidence, particularly among its primary customer base — higher education... Read More

Fresh look for special needs school

Sunday, December, 2 2018    

The Spanish Town school dedicated to the development of children and adolescents with disabilities, formerly known as the 3-D Projects, now sports a fresh look, thanks to members of Phillippo Baptist Church whose ushers spent a day painting and debushing the compound. Read More

Should I wait for a promotion, or just quit?

Sunday, December, 2 2018    

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