Education

Cambridge Announcement on the International General Certificate of Secondary Education
Cambridge Announcement on the International General Certificate of Secondary Education

March 25, 2020

On Tuesday 24 March, 2020 the Cambridge Assessment International Education issued a statement, that, due to the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic, it decided to cancel the May/June 2020 sitting of the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) Examinations in countries around the world...

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National Lunch Programme Voucher Distribution and Collection

March 24, 2020

National Lunch Programme Voucher Distribution and Collection...

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Schools expect fees to be paid

March 24, 2020

DESPITE thousands of people laid off due to the COVID-19 pandemic, some private schools have sent out notices demanding outstanding school fees be paid immediately prompted frustration from some affected parents...

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Bahamian in isolation at university in the US
Bahamian in isolation at university in the US

March 20, 2020

A Bahamian student studying in Pennsylvania is currently in self-isolation at her university, which has taken preventative measures to ensure that students that couldn't return home remain safe during the COVID-19 pandemic...

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Minister of Education calls for keen attention to changes due to COVID-19

March 20, 2020

The Minister of Education, the Hon. Jeffrey Lloyd, urged Bahamians to participate consciously, patiently and with keen alertness to the changing demands that may come as a result of COVID-19 (Corona Virus)...`

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Students learned new culinary skills and techniques at Young Chef Conference

March 19, 2020

'Sous vide,' ' molecular gastronomy,' 'gastriques' and 'fumes' are among the culinary jargon that budding student chefs attending the 4th annual Young Chef Culinary Conference were introduced to...

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Communique on MOE's Response in Wake of COVID-19
Communique on MOE's Response in Wake of COVID-19

March 19, 2020

MR. SPEAKER:
On Sunday night, past, March 15th, the MOE issued a Press Statement in light of the recently confirmed case of the corona virus in The Bahamas, announcing the immediate closure of all schools and educational institutions, both public and private, until Tuesday, April 14th, 2020.

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Meal Vouchers For Students Who Depend On Schools For Their Meals
Meal Vouchers For Students Who Depend On Schools For Their Meals

March 19, 2020

WITH schools now closed due to COVID-19 fears, Education Minister Jeff Lloyd said yesterday the Ministry will provide meal vouchers this month to students “who depend on schools for their meals...

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University students gain insight into the inner workings of The Bahamas’ tourism industry

March 18, 2020

Executives in The Bahamas’ hospitality sector shared frank insights into managing workplace stress while delivering premier customer service with University of The Bahamas students recently during Business, Hospitality and Tourism Studies Week...

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University Of The Bahamas Cancels Classes
University Of The Bahamas Cancels Classes

March 17, 2020

UNIVERSITY of the Bahamas (UB) has announced the cancellation of its classes and advised students living in dorms to move out...

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Positive Results from BTVI’s Student Satisfaction Survey

March 16, 2020

A student satisfaction survey conducted by the Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute has revealed that out of the 294 participants, the overall satisfaction of students’ experience was “Good” at 90%...

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Public School Closures Due to COVID 19
Public School Closures Due to COVID 19

March 16, 2020

In light of the recently confirmed case of the corona virus in The Bahamas, The Ministry of Education (MOE) officially announces the closure of all schools, both public and private, and educational institutions, beginning tomorrow, Monday, March 16th , 2020 until Tuesday, April 14th , 2020. In the Public Sector, teachers and students are not required to report to school...

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Scholarship winners pay it forward
Scholarship winners pay it forward

March 16, 2020

Twin brothers D’Ron and T’Ron Strapp and Kennedi Knowles, all Carleton Williams Scholarship recipients and graduates of Garvin Tynes Primary School, recently returned to the institution they graduated from to remind the students of the importance of education, which the Strapps said is a “passport”, and to remind students of the words of Malcolm X – that tomorrow belongs to those people who prepare...

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Ministry of Education COVID-19 PRESS RELEASE

March 16, 2020

On Wednesday 11th March, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the Coronavirus (COVID-19) a global pandemic. This means that the chance of this virus coming to our shores is significant. However, THERE IS NO NEED TO PANIC. Rather, we should remain calm, think rationally and follow the advice offered by the appropriate health authorities, such as the Ministry of Health (MOH), WHO, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)...

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UB Community Engages Minister on the Economy and the Environment
UB Community Engages Minister on the Economy and the Environment

March 13, 2020

Every economic venture has an environmental cost, Minister of the Environment and Housing Hon. Romauld Ferreira told a University of The Bahamas (UB) audience who engaged him in a conversation on Ethics, Environment and the Economy on Thursday, 12 th March...

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Harnessing the Benefits of the Birds and the Bees
Harnessing the Benefits of the Birds and the Bees

March 13, 2020

University of The Bahamas (UB) students learnt about the ‘birds and the bees’ at a recent interactive session where the focus was on food sustainability and economic empowerment...

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Coronavirus and COVID-19 Prevention Tips
Coronavirus and COVID-19 Prevention Tips

March 13, 2020

Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV). A novel coronavirus (nCoV) is a new strain that has not been previously identified in humans.

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STATEMENT FROM UNIVERSITY OF THE BAHAMAS - UB Remains Vigilant on COVID-19
STATEMENT FROM UNIVERSITY OF THE BAHAMAS - UB Remains Vigilant on COVID-19

March 13, 2020

University of The Bahamas (UB) has been closely monitoring the spread of COVID-19, which has now become a pandemic impacting more than 100 countries around the world. Reducing the risk of exposure and protecting the health of our University community remains of paramount importance...

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University Remains Open But Monitoring Coronavirus Situation
University Remains Open But Monitoring Coronavirus Situation

March 13, 2020

UNIVERSITY of The Bahamas (UB) remains open and will continue classes, although officials stress the use of online resources is being encouraged...

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ORG and Partners Host first National Playdate

March 12, 2020

The Organization for Responsible Governance and partners have launched a new pilot program aimed at supporting, empowering, and educating parents of young children. Working with the Ministry of Education, the not-for-profit foundation launched the early childhood development program - National Playdates -a series of public “playdates” which bring together young children and their parents to foster communities of mutual support, give informative resources for early childhood development and parenting, and provide a safe space for parents and children to have fun together...

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