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Dive operator takes on first ever local divemaster

Dive operator takes on first ever local divemaster

| 18/05/2017 | 68 Comments
(CNS): After thirty years of teaching over a hundred young locals to dive, Red Sail Sports has finally seen one young Caymanian go all the way through to become a divemaster. Lej Batiste (18) is the first Caymanian to complete his divemaster certification through the company’s dive programme since [...]

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Ed department defends decline in results

Ed department defends decline in results

| 13/05/2017
(CNS): Despite the declines in the overall performance of students in the last academic year, education officials say statistics continue to show a positive trend over time, with increases in some core subject areas. At the high school level, there has been a massive improvement in science since 201 [...]

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Education results fall in 2016 data report

Education results fall in 2016 data report

| 11/05/2017 | 82 Comments
(CNS): A report by the Department of Education Services reflecting the internal tests and external exam results for students in government schools in the 2015-16 academic year show a decline in achievement. The authors of the report said the percentage of students in Year 12 attaining five or more s [...]

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Education chief highlights challenges ahead

Education chief highlights challenges ahead

| 03/04/2017 | 56 Comments
(CNS): With education likely to feature heavily on campaign platforms over the coming weeks, Christen Suckoo, chief officer in the education ministry, highlighted some recent success at the ministry as well as the challenges ahead at a recent Chamber of Commerce ‘Be Informed’ presentatio [...]

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CIG about to seek consultants to restart JGHS

CIG about to seek consultants to restart JGHS

| 23/02/2017 | 21 Comments
(CNS): The education ministry has said it will soon embark on a request for proposals for consultants to complete a business case to restart the John Gray High School project. Although the high school gym is nearing completion and McAlpine has already been contracted to do that work, the rest of the [...]

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Skills gap remains challenge for bosses

Skills gap remains challenge for bosses

| 17/02/2017
(CNS): The Chamber of Commerce president has said that its members remain concerned about the skills gap in the local working population and the failure of the education system to deliver the employees needed by local businesses. Kyle Broadhurst, a local attorney who stepped into the top role at th [...]

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Challenges in the classroom

Challenges in the classroom

| 23/01/2017 | 31 Comments
‘Support your teachers’ writes: Mr Samuels (principal at Sir John A. Cumber Primary School) needs to step up and defend his teachers, and speak up for them if they are unable to do so. Most teachers do not chastise well-behaved students because they have nothing better to do. Students, [...]

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Policy credited with better school behaviour

Policy credited with better school behaviour

| 23/01/2017 | 15 Comments
(CNS): Students in government schools appear to be behaving themselves, according to statistics released by the Department of Education Services (DES). Sharply contradicting perceptions in the community that the schools are in turmoil, with children misbehaving at every turn, the number of infractio [...]

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Ministry admits second WB teacher on leave

Ministry admits second WB teacher on leave

| 20/01/2017 | 7 Comments
(CNS): Education officials have confirmed that a second teacher at the primary school in West Bay had been placed on required leave by the department in November over an allegation of assault on a student. The revelation came at a meeting with the press Thursday, where Education Minister Tara Rivers [...]

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Ministry denies school mould problem

Ministry denies school mould problem

| 18/01/2017 | 32 Comments
(CNS): The education ministry has denied that a West Bay school has been condemned because of mould or that any notices have been sent to parents of children attending Sir John A Cumber Primary School that it will be rebuilt over the summer. Ministry officials dismissed claims posted on social media [...]

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Consultants to cost new Sunrise Centre

Consultants to cost new Sunrise Centre

| 17/01/2017 | 19 Comments
(CNS): The education ministry has awarded a contract to Rider Levett Bucknall to come up with an outline business case (OBC) for the new Sunrise Adult Training Centre (SRC). Officials said the consultants will review the cost of possible options to develop a new and expanded facility in a more centr [...]

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