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Scotia Foundation donates Computers to 50 Schools
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Scotia Foundation donates Computers to 50 Schools

Fifty schools across the island received computers, on May 8, courtesy of the Bank of Nova Scotia’s charitable arm, Scotia Foundation. The institutions comprised a mix of basic, primary and all age and Junior high schools. Speaking at a ceremony to mark the donation, held at the Scotia Centre in downtown Kingston, Minister of Education, Rev. the Hon. Ronald Thwaites, commended the Foundation for its continued support of the education sector. "When a major partner like Scotia bank decides to help in this way, not only is it very appropriate, because of their islandwide reach, but they are helping to build up humanity, our people, our children, and give them all the new competencies and skills they need," he said. Rev. Thwaites called on the schools to make full use of the computers, expres...
Calabar and Edwin Allen Victorious in Schools Athletic Championships
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Calabar and Edwin Allen Victorious in Schools Athletic Championships

Finally! Edwin Allen threw the 800-lb gorilla off their back after close misses in the last two years to finally crown themselves queens of Jamaica's high school track and field after a brilliant and almost flawless display over five days, ending with their coronation at the National Stadium last night as the 102nd ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys' and Girls' Championships came to a close. Meanwhile, Calabar captured their 23rd lien on the Mortimer Geddes Trophy for Boys to celebrate their 100th anniversary in style. Calabar amassed 287.5 to beat Kingston College (KC) 265 and Jamaica College (JC) 220.5, with Wolmer's Boys' fourth on 140. Unlike the last two years, when they were tipped to win but came up short due to a mixture of misfortune, and some would say bad tactics, it finally came together ...
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Caribbean Exam to Replace GSAT soon

The Caribbean Examination Council (CXC) is developing a Primary Exit Examination (PEE), Professor of Research, Measurement and Evaluation at the University of the West Indies' (UWI) School of Education, Mona, Dr. Stafford (more…)
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Japanese Gov’t to help renovate school

Children, who attend the Back Pasture Basic School in St. Catherine, will soon benefit from improved facilities, as a $7 million renovation project is to be undertaken at the institution. The project, which is slated to commence (more…)
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Boys’ & Girls’ Champs 2011 Results

Despite Ristananna Tracey's brilliance on the track, Edwin Allen could not prevent Holmwood Technical from holding on to their ninth consecutive girls Champs title - 326 points to 320 at the Jamaican High School Championships (more…)
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Corporal Punishment to be Abolished

The Ministry of Education has developed a Green Paper on Safe School Policy, which will, among other things, abolish the use of corporal punishment in all schools. The policy is to be submitted to Cabinet soon and tabled in (more…)
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Frontline World features Alpha Boys

Frontline World a the multi award winning television program broadcast on the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) and streamed online. In a recent program Frontline was on location in Jamaica and featured the Alpha Boys School in (more…)