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Govt signs contract for six-classroom block at Spanish Wells All Age School
August 15, 2011
Govt signs contract for six-classroom block at Spanish Wells All Age School

The Bahamas government signed a $1,192,651 contract with Garvin Neilly of St. George's Cay Construction Company to construct a six-classroom block addition to he Spanish Wells All-Age School, Wednesday, August 10.

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Priorities
August 15, 2011
Priorities

"It is not an arrogant government that chooses priorities, it's an irresponsible government that fails to choose." - former British Prime Minister Tony Blair We are approaching the end of summer, the beginning of a new school year for many thousands of students and the commencement of the political season that will stimulate the sensibilities and passions of many. 

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April 03, 2011
Re-examining our failing education system - Part 4

By RALPH MASSEY

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F THE Bahamas is going to end the scourge of academic underachievement in its public schools, a number of factors must be taken into account.

First, the Department of Education must change how it reports its overall performance.

Up until recently the department confined its reporting to the BGCSE exam results and then with a "single-letter-grade" for all schools - public and p...

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August 19, 2010
Letter: School grades and how best to judge students

EDITOR, The Tribune.

When the Minister of Education Desmond Bannister announced earlier this year that he would discard the national BGCSE grade average, it marked a new dawn of sanity in our annual assessment of the state of education in the country. That permanent fixture of 'D' seemed to haunt us - and taunt us - as no fixes were in sight.

Mr Bannister correctly pointed out that "averaging" a...

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Third Annual A's For Excellence Campaign
May 11, 2010
Third Annual A's For Excellence Campaign

Thousands of outstanding primary and high school students who have earned at least an ‘A’ grade or more on their final report card, will have the opportunity to win a brand new laptop computer by participating in Custom Computers’ Third Annual “A’s for Excellence” Campaign, which officially kicks off this month. The competition is open to all government and private school students in New Providenc...

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Sir Charles Hayward Children's Library gets new books and a new look
October 07, 2009
Sir Charles Hayward Children's Library gets new books and a new look

FREEPORT, Grand Bahama -- Patrons of the Sir Charles Hayward Children's Library now have a greater selection of books to choose from thanks to a generous donation made by The Grand Bahama Port Authority, Limited (GBPA) and Group of Companies.

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March 28, 2011
Education system failing our boys

Last week new College of The Bahamas (COB) President Dr. Betsy Vogel-Boze told the Zonta Club that only 14 percent of COB graduates are male.
“It is not a problem that happens once they get to us. They are not graduating at the same rates, they are not applying for college at the same rates and that gap continues to widen,” she said.
The newly-landed foreign head of COB is right. Each...

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March 18, 2011
Education reform, a creditable benchmark and HCZ

The author of this article recently met informally with the Minister of Education Desmond Bannister and the Permanent Secretary Elma Garraway. The objective of the minister became abundantly clear...to listen and engage in a useful dialogue.
The author made a formal statement as follows:
First...the department must change how it reports its overall performance.
Up until recently the Department of ...

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August 13, 2010
Illiteracy, human capital reform

By Ralph J Massey

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ECENTLY the Minister of Education released the results of the 2010 Bahamas General Certificate of Secondary Education exam - the "BGCSE". The good news was that the scores in a number of subjects ranging from art to religious studies improved; but the scores in English and math did not. In fact, they include unacceptable levels of illiteracy...a situation that has existed at l...

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October 31, 2011
Education System Failing Our Boys

Earlier this year College of The Bahamas (COB) President Dr. Betsy Vogel-Boze told the Zonta Club that only 14 percent of COB graduates are male. "It is not a problem that happens once they get to us. They are not graduating at the same rates [as females]; they are not applying for college at the same rates and that gap continues to widen," she said.

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