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Brac sees COVID outbreak as kids return to school

Brac sees COVID outbreak as kids return to school

| 02/09/2022 | 24 Comments

(CNS): Almost two dozen students across schools on Cayman Brac have tested positive for COVID-19 as kids returned to the classroom following the long summer break this week. The Department of Education Services said children at Layman Scott High, West End and Creek and Spot Bay Primary Schools had been infected and urged them to […]

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Special ed expert promoted to DES deputy director

Special ed expert promoted to DES deputy director

| 31/08/2022 | 37 Comments

(CNS): Elroy Bryan, a 22-year veteran educator and special needs expert, has been appointed as the deputy director of the Department of Education Services (DES). Bryan has moved up from his role as Senior School Improvement Officer at the DES with responsibility for Special Education Needs and Disabilities, where he has been working closely with […]

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Start dates released as school holidays draw to close

Start dates released as school holidays draw to close

| 19/08/2022 | 15 Comments

(CNS): The Department of Education Services (DES) has released the back to school dates for all government schools, including primary and secondary schools, the Lighthouse School and the Cayman Islands Further Education Centre (CIFEC). Primary schools are scheduled to reopen for all students on Thursday, 25 August. High schools and CIFEC are scheduled to reopen on […]

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Free school meals will extend to dual entry students

Free school meals will extend to dual entry students

| 25/07/2022 | 41 Comments

(CNS): The Ministry of Education is taking steps to expand the Public School Meals Programme (PSMP) to dual entry Year 12 students. These are students who attended government schools through Year 11 and then chose to attend the University College of the Cayman Islands (UCCI) or one of the local private schools for their final […]

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Ministry refuses FOI on ‘exorcism’ scandal

Ministry refuses FOI on ‘exorcism’ scandal

| 05/07/2022 | 76 Comments

(CNS): The Ministry of Education has refused to release any information regarding a year-old scandal at Red Bay Primary School involving allegations that the headteacher performed religious rituals on students. In May 2021 Vickie Frederick, who had been the principal at the school for 15 years, was placed under investigation for alleged misconduct after parents […]

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Ed ministry continues pre-school subsidy for summer

Ed ministry continues pre-school subsidy for summer

| 01/07/2022 | 7 Comments

(CNS): The Ministry of Education will continue funding the Early Childhood Assistance Programme (ECAP) through the summer months for pre-school Caymanian children who were previously approved for the September through June school year, the ministry said in a release. The subsidy of as much as $500 per month will help struggling parents navigate what is […]

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Students can defer exams missed due to COVID-19

Students can defer exams missed due to COVID-19

| 30/05/2022 | 10 Comments

(CNS): Education officials at the Department of Education Services (DES) say that students who cannot sit scheduled Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examinations due to COVID-19 may defer them until the next sitting in January or in June 2023 without having to re-register but will not be able to take them in this exam cycle. […]

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Students get three more weeks to study for CXC exams

Students get three more weeks to study for CXC exams

| 28/04/2022 | 8 Comments

(CNS): The Caribbean Examination Council (CXC) has announced that the written portion of the 2022 Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) Examinations will begin on 23 May, three weeks after the previously scheduled start date of 2 May. The decision followed a special emergency meeting with regional governments to discuss the timing of the exams. The […]

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Almost 60% of Year 11 students miss 2021 exam targets

Almost 60% of Year 11 students miss 2021 exam targets

| 19/04/2022 | 186 Comments

(CNS): Students in government schools are making steady progress, according to a report released by the Ministry of Education (MoE). But according to the Data Report for the Academic Year 2020-21, just 40.3% of Year 11 students achieved the national standard target of five or more Level 2 subjects including English and mathematics. (See Level […]

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UCCI secures $405k grant for sustainable job training

UCCI secures $405k grant for sustainable job training

| 28/03/2022 | 18 Comments

(CNS): The University College of the Cayman Islands (UCCI) has received a grant of $CI405,000 (€432,000) from a European Union-funded organisation to train 50 unemployed Caymanians to take on sustainable jobs. The trainees will be selected to take part in a year-long programme at the college to learn technical skills in renewable energy, sustainable construction, […]

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Free school meals rolled out in high schools

Free school meals rolled out in high schools

| 21/03/2022 | 41 Comments

(CNS): From today, students in all government schools will have access to free breakfast, lunch and snacks every school day, as the Ministry of Education rolled out the second phase of the multi-million dollar programme to make sure that children have adequate nourishment. The Public Schools Meals Programme was extended to government high schools and […]

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