Tag: education

The Tracy-Ann Hyman Story: Brilliant Beyond The Jamaican Classroom

In life, people face obstacles in different ways. Much is said about the obvious: poverty, illness, disease and death. Not enough is said about the more subtle ways in which challenges can present themselves: in a mental or psychological block

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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 2016-2017

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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: Angela deFreitas

Name: Angela deFreitas Name of business: CHOICES Career & Education Advice Your job title: General Manager Age at which you started your business: 35 What do you think is the most important character trait in a successful entrepreneur? A competitive nature Identify one hardship

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Advice from Jamaican Entrepreneurs: Jamellia Blythe

Name: Jamellia Blythe Age: In early 30s Name of business: High Flyer Tutoring Service Your job title: Manager Age at which you started business: 28 What do you think is the most important trait in a successful entrepreneur? You have to be

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – May 9, 2016

ZIKV Haven – Health Ministry Study Reveals Most Jamaicans Allowing Vectors To Breed. Many Jamaicans are unwittingly putting themselves at serious risk of becoming infected with the Zika virus (ZIKV), spread primarily by the Aedes aegypti mosquito, due in large measure

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