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EDUCATION

The Effects Of COVID-19 Pandemic On Education

The COVID-19, a contagious disease, has spread quickly throughout the world.  On March 12, 2020, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic. There have been tremendous health, economical, social, and fiscal shocks to countries and to their citizens. To slow the spread of the disease, most countries have been under restrictions with person-to-person contact, gathering of people, and […]

Jamaica

Jamaica Delays Back To School Reopening

The increase in COVID-19 cases has forced the Jamaican government to delay the reopening of schools on the island. Schools are now set to reopen on a phased basis starting Monday, October 5, 2020. According to the Ministry of Education, school re-engagement will be based on a blended approach, which includes: Face-to-Face teaching and learning, online and offline Computer Aided […]

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Professor Shepherd — Make History Compulsory In School

Historian and Director of the Centre for Reparation Research at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, Professor Verene Shepherd, has called for the teaching of history to be made compulsory in school. Professor Shepherd posited the view as Jamaica seeks to mark 182 years since Emancipation on August 1. “We must teach the children the truth and to […]

EDUCATION

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 […]

EDUCATION

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 […]

EDUCATION

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 […]

EDUCATION

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, […]

EDUCATION

Opportunity For Students To Study In Canada

Representatives from 31 universities and colleges in Canada will be in Jamaica from Monday, November 4 to Friday, November 8 for the 9th annual Education Fair. The Fair, which will be held at the Spanish Court Hotel, in Kingston on November 4 and 5 and at the Holiday Inn Resort in Montego Bay on November 7 and 8, will offer […]

Jamaica

Four New Programs Added to Community Colleges’ Curricula

The curricula for community colleges in Jamaica have been expanded to incorporate four new industry-relevant programs. These are the Bachelor of Science in Nursing; Bachelor of Science in Social Work; Associate of Applied Science in Agro-Processing and Business Management; and Associate of Applied Science in Health and Wellness Tourism. The courses are being developed by the Council of Community Colleges […]

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UCJ Grants Educational Institutions Accreditation

According to a JIS report, the University Council of Jamaica (UCJ) has officially presented formal certificates of Institutional Accreditation to the Northern Caribbean University (NCU) and the University of Technology Jamaica (UTech). Both universities were presented with the certification at an awards ceremony held recently during the UCJ symposium on quality assurance in higher education. Institutional Accreditation is the status […]