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Opposition calls for school over port

Opposition calls for school over port

| 04/01/2018 | 64 Comments
(CNS): The opposition leader has made it clear that education will continue to be the priority for his team this year and they will be holding government to account, not just over teachers’ pay and more local autonomy for schools but also the completion of the John Gray campus. Speaking to CNS [...]

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Government won’t tax banks for education fund

Government won’t tax banks for education fund

| 21/11/2017 | 53 Comments
(CNS): The premier told members of the Legislative Assembly that his government would consider the idea of an education fund that could help plug the budget gaps and cover more scholarships for Caymanians, but he said his administration was not prepared to raise the cash by putting a tax on the spre [...]

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University calls for input on search for new president

University calls for input on search for new president

| 20/11/2017 | 25 Comments
(CNS): Roy Bodden, the president of the University College of the Cayman Islands, will be retiring next year, and in preparation for his departure the UCCI board is consulting with stakeholders about the job description before it advertises the vacancy. Officials said the next president will be expe [...]

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Minister: Education won’t be political football

Minister: Education won’t be political football

| 14/11/2017 | 31 Comments
(CNS): Following her silence in the budget debate, Education Minister Juliana O’Connor-Connolly told the members of Finance Committee Friday that, if needed, she would get more cash for education. Facing a long day of questions, the minister stated several times that while she “was at th [...]

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Ministry and service club launch reading initiative

Ministry and service club launch reading initiative

| 13/11/2017 | 9 Comments
(CNS): As the new Unity government comes under increasing pressure to invest more money in education and address what people still perceive as poor literacy and numeracy standards of government school graduates, the education ministry and Rotary Sunrise have launched a programme they describe as an [...]

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Miller: Sink dock, float education

Miller: Sink dock, float education

| 01/11/2017 | 90 Comments
(CNS): The opposition leader has taken aim at the government for its decision to press ahead with the costly and controversial cruise berthing facility in George Town while under-funding education, and called on the administration to “sink the dock and float education”. Ezzard Miller sai [...]

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Cayman to provide schooling for child evacuees

Cayman to provide schooling for child evacuees

| 20/09/2017 | 56 Comments
(CNS): The Ministry of Education is opening up temporary spaces in government schools and waiving school fees for child evacuees from British Overseas Territories devastated by Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria. Children of compulsory school age (5-17 years old) who have temporarily relocated to Ca [...]

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Dive operator takes on first ever local divemaster

Dive operator takes on first ever local divemaster

| 18/05/2017 | 69 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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