Tag: Education


Tonia Williams — Jamaica’s 2022 Rhodes Scholar

The announcement was made recently at King’s House after a full day of interviews of the 11 candidates, who vied for the scholarship. A former student of Immaculate Conception High School in St. Andrew, Ms. Williams studied Psychology at Vassar College in the United States (U.S.) and is presently pursuing a Master’s degree in education at Harvard University. She will […]


Malala Yousafzai — Girl’s Education Activist Assumes New Status

Malala Yousafzai, the campaigner for girls’ education and Nobel Peace Prize laureate who survived being shot aged 15 by a Taliban gunman in her native Pakistan in 2012, has got married, she said on a Twitter social media post. Malala who is now 24-year-old, and living in Britain, said she and her new husband, who she named only as Asser, […]


Guyana In New School Opening Uproar

Following a three-day strike called by the Guyana Teachers Union (GTU) to protest the lockout or removal of teachers from schools because they are not vaccinated or do not have a negative COVID test. The government has said that teachers who supported the strike action will not be paid. According to press reports, the GTU General Secretary, Coretta Mc Donald, […]


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 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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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, […]