RSSEducation

CIG about to seek consultants to restart JGHS

CIG about to seek consultants to restart JGHS

| 23/02/2017 | 15 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 [...]

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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 a [...]

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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. Student [...]

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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 infrac [...]

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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 Riv [...]

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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 me [...]

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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 c [...]

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Education plan ‘much too ambitious’

Education plan ‘much too ambitious’

| 01/12/2016 | 38 Comments

(CNS): A consultant engaged by the education ministry to review its education plan of action has described it as “much too ambitious” and warned that the content of the plan is unmanageable within the short time frame set out for implementation. The respected Canadian educational leader, Dr A [...]

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Public works starts apprenticeship programme

Public works starts apprenticeship programme

| 28/11/2016 | 9 Comments

(CNS): The government has placed eight boys from the Cayman Islands Further Education Centre (CIFEC) at the Public Works Department on the first of its kind apprenticeship programme. The teenagers will spend eight months working with a master technician in plumbing, electrical installation, air [...]

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Education law leaves room for private sector

Education law leaves room for private sector

| 20/10/2016 | 27 Comments

(CNS): The education minister finally steered the education law through the Legislative Assembly Wednesday with support on both sides of the parliament. Describing the process of bringing the bill, Tara Rivers said it had been a “highly consultative process” and that the law had not b [...]

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HRC calls for end to banned books

HRC calls for end to banned books

| 28/09/2016 | 41 Comments

(CNS): The chair of the Human Rights Commission has said that the local Prohibited Publications Order continues to set a dangerous precedent for censorship and government should focus on encouraging reading not banning literature. In a statement to mark World Banned Books Week, which celebrates f [...]

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