EDUCATION

EDUCATION

10 Insightful Quotes On Education

“Labor for learning before you grow old; For learning is better than silver or gold. Silver and gold will vanish away, But a good education will never decay.” The above poem is one that has been recited by children all over the world throughout the ages and for generations. The fact is education is part of one’s human capital or […]

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Jamaican Consulates Providing Scholarships For Study Overseas

The Jamaican consulates in New York and Miami are providing scholarships for Jamaican students to study at colleges and universities in the United States. Jamaica’s Consul General to New York, Alsion Roach Wilson, informed that 30 scholarships are available for students to register at Monroe College in New York. The scholarships cover tuition and housing for undergraduate students seeking to […]

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UWI Pursuing Opportunities For Short-Term Student Exchange With HBCUs

The University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, is exploring opportunities for collaboration with tertiary institutions in the United States, particularly Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU), to facilitate short-term study abroad. Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the Mona campus, Professor Dale Webber, made the disclosure during the recent ‘Let’s Connect’ town hall hosted by Ambassador to Washington, Her Excellency Audrey […]

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Harvard Acknowledges Slavery Ties, Sets Up $100m Reparations Fund

Report by oldest US university lays out history of slavery on campus and its role in perpetuating racial oppression. Harvard University in the United States has released a report on its historic ties to slavery and pledged $100m to address the educational, social, and economic legacies of slavery and racism. Released on Tuesday, the report by a team of Harvard […]

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Broken Dreams: Palestinian Students Who Escaped The Ukraine War

There were some 2,400 Palestinians from the Israeli-occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip living in Ukraine before the war. Hebron, Occupied West Bank – Palestinian university student Mohammad Hafith recalls the moment when he shut the door to his apartment in the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv, and left towards an unknown fate. He was forced to leave his two cats on […]

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Indian Medical Student Killed In Ukraine

India’s Foreign Ministry has confirmed that medical student Naveen Shekharappa Gyanagoudar, who had dreams to return to India to become a surgeon, was killed in Kharkiv, Ukraine, Tuesday while stepping out to buy groceries. The Ministry said the 21-year-old student died from shelling after a missile struck the regional administration building in Ukraine’s second-largest city. He was in his fourth […]

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Jamaican Students Set To Exit Ukraine

According to Jamaica’s Foreign Ministry, another 23 of the country’s students in Ukraine arrived safely in the western Ukraine city of L’viv, taking them closer to the Poland border. The report noted that arrangements were being made for the students to be transported to Poland, a neighboring country. Minister of Foreign Affairs & Foreign Trade Kamina Johnson Smith made the […]

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Afghan Public Universities Reopen With Gender Segregated Classes

Universities have reopened six months after Taliban returned to power, but only a trickle of women have returned to classrooms. Afghanistan’s main universities have reopened six months after the Taliban returned to power, but only a trickle of women have returned to now-segregated classes. Most secondary schools for girls and all public universities were shuttered following the Taliban’s August 15 takeover, […]

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UWI Makes Plan For Massive Investment Drive

The University of the West Indies (UWI) has revealed details of its plans for a massive investment drive to complete projects which would help boost its finances. UWI Registrar, Dr. Maurice Smith, says the preparatory steps which have been taken include organizing teams to handle the projects. Dr. Smith made the disclosure at last week’s meeting of Parliament’s Human Resources […]

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Gov’t Working Towards More Face-To-Face Classes In The New Year

Jamaica’s Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr. Christopher Tufton, says that through collective efforts with stakeholders in the education sector, the Government is working towards facilitating more face-to-face classes in 2022. “So, my own view, and I’m venturing out here on a limb, but what has been articulated is that whatever happens, we need to move towards getting our children […]