BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – “Technology is just like a tool. It isn’t something to worship or play games with all of the time,” said Javon Lion, 2017 top student of Blackman and Gollop Primary.
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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – The rise in school-related violence being recorded and circulated on social media will not affect Minister of Education Ronald Jones’ plan to allow cell phones in schools from September.
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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – The head of the Barbados National Council of Parent-Teacher Associations (BNCPTA) remains firmly set against the use of cellphones in schools.
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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – The Ministry of Education is to introduce a digital assessment programme aimed at replacing “delayed gratification” with “instant gratification” for students.
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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – The reversal of a ban on cell phone use in schools is not going down well with teachers, who contend there are already too many problems associated with smart phones at school.
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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – The plan to allow secondary students to have their mobile phones at school was inevitable.
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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Dr. Justin Robinson, Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences UWI, Cave Hill, made the point that our school system is creating a world class elite but quite a large number are falling through the cracks leaving a need for urgent solutions.
Troy Weekes, Founder of EZLearner has brought a product to assist in tackling this challenge, an education model that converts students from being passive consumers to active producers of their own knowledge. Read More “Urgent Solutions Needed for the Youth”
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Send and receive money digitally, educate children digitally, and attract tourists while building businesses with pop culture. Those were the offerings when three next generation professionals came together to share their enterprise ideas in a panel discussion last week.
Gabriel Abed, Troy Weekes, and Curtis Greaves gave insight into what business of the future looks like when they told of their “disruptive” commercial company ideas in the Grand Salle of the Central Bank when they were part of a Barbados International Business Association discussion panel.
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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – The Board of Directors of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has approved USD $23.4 million (mn) in financing for a project, which aims to strengthen Saint Lucia’s education system to better address the needs of diverse learners. Read More “CDB Approves USD $24.1 Mn Education Project in St. Lucia”