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Education

August 15th, 2019
‘Back to the Sea’ Maritime Industry Training Programme launched

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The first phase of the “Back to the Sea” Maritime Industry Training Programme launched on August 14, 2019, was described by Premier and Minister of Finance Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) as a milestone in the journey to transform the Virgin Islands and a another step towards taking command of the territory’s destiny through the empowerment of its people.

July 26th, 2019
Applications for national scholarships now open

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth Affairs, Fisheries and Agriculture is inviting persons to apply for national scholarships through the Virgin Islands Scholarship Programme.

July 23rd, 2019
HLSCC trains 16 HM Prison Officers

PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI - Sixteen middle management staff of Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP) recently completed an intensive two-week course in Middle Management at the H. Lavity Stoutt Community College (HLSCC) Centre for Applied Marine Studies.

July 21st, 2019
DDM trains 72 teens as emergency responders

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Some 72 teens from schools across the Virgin Islands have responded to the call to be trained as emergency responders.

July 20th, 2019
'Education is a right of VI’s differently-abled' - Hon Penn

PORT OF SPAIN, T&T – Opposition Leader, Hon Marlon A. Penn (R8) of the National Democratic Party (NDP) has pledged his party’s commitment to continue supporting the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) programmes that assist the Territory’s most vulnerable citizens, in areas like education and health.

July 19th, 2019
Higher standards needed for persons seeking to become teachers – Dr Wheatley

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, SA- Minister for Education, Culture, Agriculture, Fisheries, Sports, and Youth Affairs, Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) has told education officials and other stakeholders from across the region that there needs to be a higher threshold set for persons seeking to enter the teaching profession, according to Guyana media house, I-News, on July 18, 2019.

July 9th, 2019
D5 Resource Centre reopens in time for Summer Programme

HUNTUMS GHUT, Tortola, VI- “This is the day, this is the day that the Lord has made…” the children sang and clapped joyfully as they began their first day of summer school activities at the refurbished and reopened Resource Centre in Huntums Ghut in the Fifth District on July 8, 2019.

July 4th, 2019
Grading our children must be higher than mere desire

Alred C. Frett

Teaching & Learning – Reaching & Earning:

We are deep in Graduation Season where Parents look forward to another step in their Child’s maturity, Teachers find out if the knowledge they planted bore fruits and Students eagerly await their transition Papers to a higher level in academia or out in the real world to earn real dollars… Meanwhile Education plods on as Teaching and Learning continue until Alzheimer’s calls and no one answers.

July 4th, 2019
‘Proposal on table' regarding extra school year – Dr Wheatley

By Chassidy M. Leonard

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- “What’s working well, we have to keep that. What’s not working so well, there are some discussions about it to see how we can improve it,” Minister for Education, Culture, Youth Affairs, Fisheries and Agriculture Dr the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) stated on the 3D Show with host Doug Wheatley on ZBVI 780 AM on June 28, 2019, regarding his approach to his portfolios.

July 3rd, 2019
Myron V. Walwyn’s imposed Exit Exam was a ‘fraud’- Fmr Educator Elroy Turnbull

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Exit Proficiency Examination (EPE) imposed on public secondary schools in the territory under the watch of the then controversial Minister for Education Mr Myron V. Walwyn has been deemed a fraud and, according to a former Chief Education Officer (CEO), should be discarded and replaced with something else to account for the 15% of the overall pass grade it represented.

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