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Debating said to help reduce violence

Debating , the formal style of discussing a topic used in legislative and academic settings,s is not just an excellent tool for developing oratorical and analytical skills. According to former debater-cum competition judge Andre Palmer, it can also be useful in reducing violence. Click here to read full story

St Hugh's, CASE win mural design competition

St Hugh’s High School sixth-former Sabrina Johnson went to her 1:00 pm Information Technology exam on a high on Tuesday.An hour and a half earlier she was named winner in the secondary school category of the Forestry Department’s 80th Anniversary Mural Competition, which will earn her the honour of having her art painted on the Read More

UTech, Jamaica partners with Brock University

The University of Technology (UTech), Jamaica and Brock University, Canada have formalised their intention to collaborate for mutual benefit in advancing scholarship and research.The presidents of both institutions signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to that extent on the UTech campus last Monday, May 21. Click here to read full story

Grade five students to sit mock exams in June

The Ministry of Education, Youth and Information will administer two sets of mock Performance Task tests to prepare students to transition from the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) to the Primary Exit Profile (PEP), beginning in 2019.Students who are currently in grade five and will be the first cohort to sit PEP, will do the Read More

Please help me with my résumé!

Dear Career Advisor:My name is Georgia. I have been trying to secure a new job but to no avail. Can you please take a look at my résumé and let me know what I am doing wrong?I have attached the résumé for your perusal.Thanks in advance.Georgia R Dear Georgia R Click here to read full story

Children in charge

In recognition of Children’s Day, Sagicor Group Jamaica hosted 14 of its team members’ children at a “Children in Charge” day where they were exposed to Sagicor culture and a range of career options at the financial services company. They were later assigned to various departments and had a power luncheon with members of the Read More

5 financial habits to develop in your 20s

Your 20s are the ideal time to set yourself up for a solid financial future, and young people should not underestimate the importance of establishing good financial habits during this period. “This is when you can build the foundation that you will be able to stand on during your 30s, 40s, 50s and beyond,” says Read More

Mathematics policy bearing fruit, says Reid

When the National Mathematics Policy Guidelines were introduced in 2013, the Ministry of Education said it was in response to “the unsatisfactory performance of students in mathematics and the low levels of numeracy exhibited by students and graduates of the Jamaican educational system”, which it described as a crisis. Click here to read full story

PHOTO: Masters of maths

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CAPE students to earn credits

Students pursuing the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) will have an opportunity to earn credits that will be tenable at certain universities on the island, says Education, Youth and Information Minister Ruel Reid. Click here to read full story


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