Category: Education

Remembering Dr Claude Packer: Consummate Educator

Jamaica lost one of its greatest and most iconic educators with the passing of Dr Claude Packer. Most well-known for his stellar contribution to the Mico College University, and his strong opinions of mathematics and male education in the island,

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Primary Education in Jamaica: From Common Entrance to GSAT to PEP

Primary education in Jamaica has undergone many changes over the years. The eras can be defined by the exit examinations that students have been required to take in order to get placement into higher education system. The first notable exam

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What You Need To Know About Jamaica’s Primary Exit Profile (PEP)

News media and education circles in Jamaica have been abuzz following the announcement from Education Minister Ruel Reid that the Primary Exit Profile will replace the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT). Since its implementation in 1999, GSAT has been the

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Five Facts About Dyslexia in Jamaica

October is observed as Dyslexia Awareness Month. It is a time to help people understand and appreciate the complexity of what has been described as the most prevalent learning disorder worldwide. Dyslexia affects a person’s ability to read, spell, write, and

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Jamaica Calendar of School Terms & Holidays for the Academic Year 2017-2018

Please find below Jamaica’s Ministry of Education calendar of school terms and holidays for the academic year 2017 to 2018. It details the opening and closing dates for Jamaican schools, when examinations are taking place, and official dates for holidays.

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#WinningSocial: diGJamaica’s Top 10 Takeaways from CARIMAC’s Social Media Training

Every summer,  the Caribbean Institute of Media and Communication (CARIMAC) – a department at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona –  hosts a series of summer workshops aimed at helping professionals to acquire media skills through short courses.

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Jamaica Calendar of School Terms & Holidays for the Academic Year 2016-2017

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Advice from Jamaican Entrepreneurs: Latoya West-Blackwood

Name: Latoya West-Blackwood  Age: 33 Name of business: iPublish Consultancy and iMagiNation Books  Your job title: Founder and Chief Executive Officer  Age at which you started your business: 30 What do you think is the most important character trait in

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Advice from Jamaican Entrepreneurs: Tishauna Mullings

Name: Tishauna Mullings Age: 26 Your job title: Chief Success Officer Name of Business: NexxStepp Personal Development Services Age at which started business: 21 What do you think is the most important character trait in a successful entrepreneur? A successful entrepreneur

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Advice from Jamaican Entrepreneurs: Tyrone Wilson

Name: Tyrone Wilson Age: 30 Name of business: eMedia Interactive & iCreate Institute Your job title: Founder, President & CEO Age at which you started your business: 21 What do you think is the most important character trait in a