Education

APS, Sustainable Energy Consortium Donates State of the Art Solar System to BTVI

September 19, 2017

A consortium of solar industry experts today reached agreement with Bahamas Technical and Vocational Training Institute (BTVI) to donate a state of the art solar system and to develop a curriculum for students leading to certification in solar energy, a field projected to grow at breakneck speed without local available technical expertise to meet demand...

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Environment Ministry Supports BTVI Solar Energy Training

September 19, 2017

The Bahamas Technical & Vocational Institute (BTVI) paid a courtesy call on the Ministry of the Environment & Housing, September 15, at Charlotte House, downtown. BTVI President Dr. Robert Robertson met with the Minister, the Hon. Romauld Ferreira, to garner his support for the college's 15-week-long dual enrollment programme...

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Re-Opening of Stephen Dillet, September 20th, 2017
Re-Opening of Stephen Dillet, September 20th, 2017

September 18, 2017

Please be advised that Stephen Dillet Primary School will open on Wednesday, 20th September 2017, for all students...

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Giving back with the gift of reading

September 18, 2017

When a teacher from Stephen Dillet Primary School sent out an SOS via Facebook, pleading for books for her class, Laurenne McDonald, 34, answered the call.
This was the birth of the Volunteer Reading Project, a new movement that aims to provide students with reading books and reading sessions to help develop their literacy skills.
On September 14, 2016, Dezree Taylor posted, "Looking for story books to help. Old. New. Anything. We don't have any story books at school. I refuse to allow these children to remain here. May you help me. Will pick up."
The post garnered attention as expected, but when McDonald saw it, she said she was immediately shocked and knew she had to act.
"I thought she was exaggerating because you would just expect a school to have a library and books," McDonald said.
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Bahamian educators attend Character Day workshops

September 18, 2017

Educators came together recently to attend workshops on several Bahamian islands to participate in the country's second annual Character Day Training Workshops.
The workshops, which took place on New Providence, Abaco and Grand Bahama, were geared toward informing educators about the importance of the development and improvement of character for both themselves and their students.
Character Day is an international project introduced four years ago by San Francisco-based film studio Let It Ripple. The PACE Foundation, the Bahamas AIDS Foundation, the Lyford Cay Foundation's FOCUS program, the Sandals Foundation, Commonwealth Bank and the FTBL Charitable Foundation all partnered to kick off this year's event.
Sonia Brown, the woman at the core of Character Day in The Bahamas, explained just ...

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Nearly 500 Pack Forum Sponsored by Commonwealth Bank

September 15, 2017

For the eighth consecutive year, Cabinet ministers and educators along with hundreds of parents and students packed the Kendal G.L. Isaacs Gymnasium for the Ministry of Education and Commonwealth Bank’s Parenting Forum and walked away not only inspired to tackle the new school year but equipped with the necessary tools...

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Minister of Labour meets with BTVI Executives

September 12, 2017

The President of The Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI), Dr. Robert W. Robertson and the senior executive team recently paid a courtesy call on the Minister of Labour, Senator the Hon. Dion Foulkes. Minister Foulkes...

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Re-Opening of Schools Post Hurricane Irma
Re-Opening of Schools Post Hurricane Irma

September 12, 2017

Please be advised that schools on East Grand Bahama will open on Wednesday, September 13th, 2017, except for Grand Cay All Age School, which will open on Thursday, 14th September, 2017...

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Bahamian Educators Anticipate Second Annual Character Day

September 11, 2017

Educators came together to attend workshops on several Bahamian islands to participate in the country’s second annual “Character Day Training Workshop”...

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Resumption of Operations at University of The Bahamas-North
Resumption of Operations at University of The Bahamas-North

September 11, 2017

As a result of NEMA issuing the “all clear” and the completion of a post-hurricane assessment, please be advised that University of The Bahamas-North...

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Akhepran International Academy Re-Opening Schedule
Akhepran International Academy Re-Opening Schedule

September 11, 2017

It is our prayer that you and your family have fared well and have not incurred any damage or injury during the passing of the storm...

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Resumption of Operations and Classes at UB's New Providence and San Salvador Campuses
Resumption of Operations and Classes at UB's New Providence and San Salvador Campuses

September 11, 2017

As a result of NEMA issuing the “all clear” for the Central and Southeast Bahamas following the passage of Hurricane Irma, please be advised that the University of The Bahamas’ Oakes Field Campus...

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Sobering absenteeism figures

September 11, 2017

The success rate in getting students who are challenged with school attendance back into the classroom is approximately 85 percent, but the challenge is keeping them there, according to Anzlo Strachan, chief school attendance officer in the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MoEST). This information comes from a 2014-2015 academic year study to determine how many children were able to meet the ministry's new requirement of 90 percent attendance.
In a study conducted by Strachan's office, in which seven senior schools participated, with a total student population of 3,360 10th grade students, the total number of students below the 90 percent graduation requirement was 608, or 18 percent, according to Strachan. Of this number, 55 percent of the population was male and 45 percent ...

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BTC supports Ranfurly with 24K two-year commitment

September 11, 2017

Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC) has inked a two-year commitment valued at $24,000 to provide financial support to the Ranfurly Home for Children. The ongoing commitment will assist the 26 children entrusted to the care of the children's home.
"We are grateful to BTC for their kindness and generosity," said Alexander Roberts, Ranfurly Home administrator. "August is always a tight financial time, as we are getting the children ready for back to school. This donation from BTC will certainly go a long way in helping our 14 boys and 12 girls get ready for the new school year. The Ranfurly Home is still the only independent home in the country, and we depend very heavily on donations from corporate Bahamas."
Dexter Cartwright, BTC interim CEO, said the company views itself as a "big bro...

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Under the sea

September 11, 2017

Around the world, campers ride horses, swim and eat s'mores by an open fire, but at a camp on Grand Bahama, a dozen lucky youngsters took in the fish, mangroves, reef balls and stingrays, in the second session of Camp Eco-Explorer.
Sponsored and run by Save The Bays in partnership with Waterkeepers Bahamas, along with volunteers like Elfsworth Weirm, Grand Bahama Park Warden at the Bahamas National Trust (BNT); Keith and Linda Cooper, of West End Ecology Tours; and Barry Smith at Paradise Cove, the week-long Eco-Explorer camp allowed children ages seven to 11 to study and feed stingrays; explore mangroves, wetlands and pine forests and learn about deforestation from salt water intrusion caused by hurricanes and storm surges.
"We went where most kids on Grand Bahama will never go -- to The ...

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Fidelity creates kids corner at Naomi Blatch Preschool

September 11, 2017

Students at Naomi Blatch Preschool can now take advantage of a fully equipped reading and resource room, courtesy of Fidelity Bank (Bahamas) Limited, which recently transformed the school's preschool library.
Dubbed the Fidelity Kids Corner, the room is outfitted with computers, listening centers, new shelving and furniture.
The Brighter Bahamas Foundation partnered with Fidelity to provide books appropriate for preschoolers, with a donation of 300 books to the reading and resource room.
Bain and Grants Town Member of Parliament Travis Robinson praised Fidelity for its work in creating a safe, 21st century learning space for children.
"I commend the leadership of Fidelity for giving back to the community and its continued sponsorship of Naomi Blatch Preschool, particularly by creating a pl...

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Resumption Of Operation And Classes At UB New Providence And San Salvador Campuses
Resumption Of Operation And Classes At UB New Providence And San Salvador Campuses

September 10, 2017

As a result of NEMA issuing the “all clear” for the Central and Southeast Bahamas following the passage of Hurricane Irma, please be advised that the University of The Bahamas’ Oakes Field Campus and the Grosvenor Close Centre in New Providence will reopen and classes will resume as normal on Monday, 11th September 2017.

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Anglican Central Education Authority Reopens School Tuesday

September 10, 2017

The Anglican Central Education Authority wishes to advise parents that all Anglican Schools Except Bishop Michael Eldon School will reopen Tuesday 12th September 2017.
All Administrators, Faculty and Staff report for duty Monday 11th September 2017.

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Hurricane Irma updates: Weather warning for Freeport

September 10, 2017

Based on advice from The Meteorological Office, The Ministry of Education announces the following:

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Public schools reopen on Tuesday

September 10, 2017

Administrators and teachers on islands that have been given the 'all clear' by NEMA / The Bahamas Meteorological Office, are asked to report to work on Monday, September 11th, 2017 at the regularly scheduled time.

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