Education

Leno Learning Link: ‘Goal of a tablet in the hands of every student within reach’

January 16, 2021

Citi, IOM donation enables students in poorest communities to attend virtual classes

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Ten Hidden Hero Champions announced New dynamic to the 5th annual Character Day Bahamas
Ten Hidden Hero Champions announced New dynamic to the 5th annual Character Day Bahamas

January 13, 2021

During the extraordinary times of 2020, many people around the globe were faced with incredible hardships that had profound life changing events. In the past 15 months, enduring the aftermath of the destruction caused by Hurricane Dorian and the havoc of the COVID-19 pandemic, dampened spirits for most Bahamians.

Thankfully at the beginning of 2021, we have reason to celebrate ten champions of the PACE Foundation’s first ever ‘Hidden Hero Champion 2020’ campaign that was part of their annual Character Day Bahamas education program. Held in the last quarter of 2020, the campaign expanded into the communities where ‘hidden heroes’ were nominated. Character Day is affiliated with a global program that included over 4 million people across 200,000 groups and spanned 125 countries. For the past 4 years in The Bahamas, focus had involved schools and organizations.

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'How did Iraqi professor get senior U.B. role'
'How did Iraqi professor get senior U.B. role'

January 13, 2021

MEMBERS of the Union of Tertiary Educators of The Bahamas are up in arms over the appointment of Iraqi-born Professor Sarim Al-Zubaidy to the position of executive vice president of University of The Bahamas...

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Clear Solutions Plus Recognizes Top Employees Company Stood Strong during COVID-19 Crisis
Clear Solutions Plus Recognizes Top Employees Company Stood Strong during COVID-19 Crisis

January 08, 2021

Clear Solutions Plus, a proud Bahamian family business with a true spirit of giving, took extraordinary measures in 2020 to ensure that their employees and customers were able to navigate smoothly throughout the COVID-19 crisis. At their annual staff recognition, four people were recognized for their personal growth and their contributions to the company.

The ‘Employee of the Year’ award went to operations manager, Kirkwood McKenzie whose diligence and attention to each job helped expand Clear Solutions Plus’s client base.

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Girls escape school gate 'snatching'
Girls escape school gate 'snatching'

January 08, 2021

GRAND Bahama Police arrested a man yesterday in connection with two alleged attempted child abductions at separate government primary schools in Freeport...

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No child to be vaccinated without parents' consent
No child to be vaccinated without parents' consent

January 07, 2021

THE Ministry of Health has clarified that no one under the age of 18 years of age will be administered a COVID-19 vaccine until the World Health Organisation and scientific evidence say it is safe to do so and with the consent of parents.

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LCIS Joins Three Prestigious Organisations
LCIS Joins Three Prestigious Organisations

January 06, 2021

Lyford Cay International School, the fully accredited international school in western New Providence, has added membership in three additional prestigious organisations to its accomplishments...

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'D minus' for defence of exam grades
'D minus' for defence of exam grades

January 06, 2021

BAHAMAS Union of Teachers President Belinda Wilson has accused Ministry of Education officials of trying to twist the narrative about the "poor" BJC and BGCSE examination results...

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'RESULTS AREN'T ALL THAT MATTER': Officials insist exams were success despite criticism over grades
'RESULTS AREN'T ALL THAT MATTER': Officials insist exams were success despite criticism over grades

January 05, 2021

EDUCATION Minister Jeffrey Lloyd yesterday staunchly defended the results of the 2020 national examinations, insisting the tests were a "success and remarkable accomplishment" despite the challenges of COVID-19...

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Schools open Why not tell the teaching union
Schools open Why not tell the teaching union

January 04, 2021

BAHAMAS Union of Teachers president Belinda Wilson has accused education officials of not communicating about today's reopening of schools...

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BTVI Students Soaring in Web-based Math Classes
BTVI Students Soaring in Web-based Math Classes

January 04, 2021

In the fall 2020 term, 87% of Math students at the Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI) passed their courses. According to Chair of the Math department, Ron Clarke, this represents the highest pass rate in Math that BTVI has seen...

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Drop in top grades as exam results are released

December 24, 2020

NATIONAL exam results worsened in 2020 compared to 2019, with fewer students achieving A, B and C grades and more students receiving D, E, F and G grades compared to the year before...

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Lloyd satisfied with exam results - but we don't get to see them yet
Lloyd satisfied with exam results - but we don't get to see them yet

December 23, 2020

EDUCATION Minister Jeffrey Lloyd said he is satisfied with the national examination results in spite of the challenges COVID-19 brought to the process...

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KFC, Dunkin’, Pizza Hut, Burger King, Myers Group Join Tablet Drive Urging ‘Let’s Put it Over the Top’

December 22, 2020

Busy restaurants could be serving up good news for students – several of the country’s most popular brands announced today they are joining the Leno Learning Link drive to put a tablet or learning device in the hands of every child in The Bahamas...

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400 students in The Bahamas take part in virtual pet care learning, thanks to Pet Food Institute
400 students in The Bahamas take part in virtual pet care learning, thanks to Pet Food Institute

December 22, 2020

Hundreds of students in The Bahamas can now answer questions that might stump their parents about pet care, thanks to a series of virtual chats by the Pet Food Institute (PFI).
The Washington, D.C.-based trade association’s Bahamian representatives took to Zoom this week to share information with students at Queen’s College in Nassau as part of a new virtual series of campus visits.

“The kids were amazing,” said PFI representative Hope Sealey, whose talk focused on understanding which foods were safe or unsafe for domestic animals.

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DEVNET Software Development Programme Between CISCO and BTVI Launched
DEVNET Software Development Programme Between CISCO and BTVI Launched

December 17, 2020

NASSAU, The Bahamas -- The Bahamas Government signed a Memorandum of Understanding with CISCO Systems, a worldwide leader in networking technologies and cyber security solutions that will assist in the creation of The Bahamas as a technology hub of the Caribbean.

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BTVI Donates to Cancer Society

December 11, 2020

The Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI) recently made a donation to the Cancer Society of The Bahamas to aid in the organization’s efforts to help those fighting the disease...

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DECEMBER 2020: National Handwashing Awareness
DECEMBER 2020: National Handwashing Awareness

December 11, 2020

Personal hygiene begins and ends with our hands. And though we’re taught as youngsters to wash our hands before dinner, it’s important to remember that germs don’t care what time of day it is. Clean hands prevent sickness. So it’s especially important to learn the basics about hand hygiene so that you, too, can become a champion hand washer! Let’s examine some handy (see what we did there?) tips and info in honor of National Handwashing Awareness Week, which takes place each year during the first week of December.

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BTVI Holds First Virtual Graduation

December 08, 2020

The Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI) recently held its first virtual graduation following three semesters of online learning...

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CFAL Partners with St. Andrew’s School Prefects to Donate Tablets to Columbus Primary School

December 08, 2020

Idea was the Brainchild of Zaylie-Elizabeth Thompson, Head Girl at St. Andrews’ School...

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