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The entire Anglican education system is boasting of the results from the 2010 Merit Scholars Programme, having claimed three top winners. Clifford Bowe III, the 2010 All Bahamas Merit Scholar is a graduate of Bishop Michael Eldon High School, Grand Bahama. Top finalists Noelle Sawyer and John Alao are graduates of St. John's College and St. Anne's High Schools, New Providence respectively.
Last year was marked by violence and tragedy in schools across The Bahamas, despite slight increases in the grade point average of the majority of students taking Bahamas General Certificate of Secondary Education (BGCSE) subjects in 2010.
However, Minister of Education Desmond Bannister said the remainder of the school year is expected to be drastically different.
Bannister revealed that the Mini...
By LAMECH JOHNSON
A TRIO of young men made history when they produced the first three-way tie for the coveted top spot in the Ministry of Education's Annual National Exam Awards.
Miguel Cartwright of Queen's College, Abhishek Jacob of St Augustine's College and Dante Delaney of the Bahamas Home Schooling Association each earned eight As in their BGCSEs. This has never happened before in the 16-y...
Nassau, Bahamas - In an
auditorium packed with students, Minister of Education, the Hon.
Desmond Bannister, sang the praises of outstanding students for the
year 2010-2011. Minister Bannister delivered the keynote address at the
Annual National Awards Presentation and Exhibition held on Thursday,
January 20 at the Church of God Auditorium.
"One of the major goals of the Ministry of Education's An...
EDITOR, The Tribune.
This is an open letter for publication to the Prime Minister.
Dear Prime Minister,
Each year some 4,200 fifteen to sixteen-year-old young Bahamians sit the annual BGCSE examination in English. Of this number some 750 (18 per cent), fail so badly they are deemed illiterate with a further 1,750 (42 per cent), failing the examination and regarded as semi-literate at best.
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 ...
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...
By RALPH MASSEY
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...
Remarks By Rt. Honourable Hubert A. Ingraham at St. Anne’s School Careers Week
I am very pleased to participate in the official opening and naming of the Sybil Blyden Centre here at the Stapledon School. I wish to extend sincerest thanks to The Bahamas Association for the Mentally Retarded led by Mr. Lowell Mortimer and other generous donors who embraced Mrs. Blyden’s dream of a centre to provide vocational training and instruction for the students of the Stapledon School.