EDUCATION

EDUCATION

UWI Team Tops International Debate Competition

A two-member team from The University of the West Indies (UWI) Mona Campus — second-year law student Kymari Young, and second-year economics and statistics student Sebastian Lawrence —has walked away with the top prize in the recently completed novice final of the Huber Debate Invitationals. The annual tournament, which was hosted virtually by the United States-based University of Vermont in […]

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Cuba Recloses Schools

According to press reports, authorities in Cuba have been forced to halt schools’ reopening in the island’s central province due to a small COVID-19 disease outbreak. The report noted that Ciego de Avila school’s director Bárbara Rodríguez said 75 of the province’s 90 schools would return to televised teaching because of the outbreak. Schools had begun to open at the […]

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South Africa Puts School Under Lock Down Following COVID-19 Rise

South Africa has been forced to close its public schools again for a month from Monday following the recent surge of the novel coronavirus in the country, said President Cyril Ramaphosa. The country has witnessed 408,052 people infected by the disease, the fifth highest in the world, and the death of more than 6,000 people. Rising infections have caused concern […]

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Chinese Students Get Caught In Trump’s Crosshairs

The Trump administration is seriously contemplating canceling the visas of some Chinese graduate students and researchers. This new move comes against the background of the vexed issue of the COVID-19 pandemic, which Washington has blamed primarily on China. In past remarks, President Trump has accused China of hiding the outbreak first detected in Wuhan City. “This is really the worst […]

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COVID-19 Gives School Administrators’ Headaches

The coronavirus pandemic may prove deadly for some colleges and universities. Without a vaccine and uncertainty of when to reopen the classroom doors, many institutions may be looking at a financial debt trap. Consequently, many may be forced to either closed their doors permanently or merged with other schools. Today, administrators have expressed concerns about new enrollment, students’ responses to […]

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College Survival Amidst $30 Billion Allocation For Education?

The survival of some colleges and universities is part of the media narrative as the coronavirus plague takes a toll across all business sectors. The federal government has sought to halt the slide into what could turn out to be a financial disaster for many educational institutions. The U.S. Senate passed a $2 trillion bill in the first quarter that […]

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UWI Suspends Classes

Following reports of two imported cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Jamaica, several schools including the University of the West Indies (UWI) have taken the decision to suspend classes. The Minister with oversight for Education, Youth and Information, made the announcement in the House of Representatives on March 12. The university, in an advisory, said a decision has been made […]

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The UWI Climbs To Top 4% — A Surge In Reputation Recognition

At a media conference hosted at The University of the West Indies (The UWI) Cave Hill Campus recently, Vice-Chancellor, of The UWI, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles announced that the regional University had climbed the Times Higher Education (THE) rankings, following its debut last year. The UWI appears in the World University Rankings 2020 which includes almost 1,400 universities across 92 […]

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UTECH Expands Graduate Programs

The University of Technology (UTech) recently launched its Master of Philosophy (MPhil) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) programs across five disciplines in its Built Environment Faculty. Both graduate programs will be available in the specialized areas of architecture, environmental sustainability and climate change, construction technology and management, geomatics and geoinformatics, and urban and rural land management. The university’s latest offering, […]

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Round And Round We Go

Human behavior flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge. — Plato From the hallowed halls of nascent Harvard in 1636 to the bustling corridors of LIBI in 2019, students have been voicing their dynamic opinions of the peaks and valleys of a college education with a varied (albeit blunt) academic vernacular to express themselves: “Going to college was […]