May 16, 2012
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EDUCATION Minister Jerome Fitzgerald denied yesterday that he “blocked” Long Island MP Loretta Butler-Turner from receiving hurricane relief supplies for her constituency that were donated by officials of Claridge Primary School.
EDUCATION Minister Jerome Fitzgerald yesterday reiterated that the terms of Dr Rodney Smith’s contract as the new College of the Bahamas president will “remain reasonable” and in line with that of former presidents.
STUDENTS of Central Andros High School missed another day of school yesterday as protests continued over the Ministry of Education’s decision to transfer a mathematics teacher from the institution to the North Andros High School.
EDUCATION Minister Jerome Fitzgerald yesterday called recent statements from the Union of Tertiary Educators of the Bahamas (UTEB) “irrational and irresponsible” after the union called the relationship between the Bahamas Agricultural and Marine Sciences Institute (BAMSI) and the College of the Bahamas (COB) a “charade.”
EDUCATION Minister Jerome Fitzgerald said yesterday that teachers who do not participate in after school activities will have their pay cut and be “replaced if need be”.
HOME-based programmes are being implemented in Family Islands where children do not have access to early childhood education.
FOR the first time in almost two weeks, classes resumed at Stephen Dillet and Uriah McPhee primary schools yesterday.
EDUCATION Minister Jerome Fitzgerald is saying as little as possible about a threat from Teachers Union President Belinda Wilson that her members will shut down two schools in the country if the schools’ principals are not removed.
FREEPORT – Education Minister Jerome Fitzgerald said he is pleased with the progress of renovations on schools in Grand Bahama and that he expects a very smooth opening for government-operated schools on the island.
DESPITE the government’s stated focus on improving public education, the average results of the 2013 BJC and BGCSE examinations continue to hover around D.
CONTRACTORS have been selected to carryout around $3.2 million in repairs to the Our Lady’s and St Bede’s Schools, which are expected to be converted into facilities for disabled students, Education Minister Jerome Fitzgerald announced.
THE students of Abraham’s Bay High School in Mayaguana are a lot closer to the world as a result of a generous donation of 37 iPads, two wireless routers and a laptop from the Mayaguana Development Group.
AFTER some 14 college students were denied entrance into the House of Assembly last week, Education Minister Jerome Fitzgerald said he has since apologised to the students over the incident.
MINISTER of Education Jerome Fitzgerald said it will cost the government around $1m to repair North Eleuthera High School after a devastating blaze.
CERTAIN “deficiencies” in public school audit reports have led to strained relations between school boards and the Ministry of Education, Minister Jerome Fitzgerald said.
THE proposed funding cuts at the College of the Bahamas will not affect the quality of education offered by the institution, according to the government.
IT REMAINS unclear whether teachers at Anatol Rodgers will return to the classroom today, two days after they staged a sit-in over complaints of health risks at the secondary school.
CONCERNED Bahamians have called for a further probe into whether Education Minister Jerome Fitzgerald, who was acting as Attorney General, performed in accordance with the law in discontinuing a firearms case against a married couple.
THE government is working to free up hundreds of thousands of dollars to cover a new industrial agreement for non-faculty employees at the College of the Bahamas, Education Minister Jerome Fitzgerald said yesterday.
EDUCATION Minister Jerome Fitzgerald announced that three pre-schools will be constructed in North Abaco over the next four years.
MINISTER of Education Jerome Fitzgerald has vowed to table documents in Parliament supporting the claim his predecessor spent $1.7 million on school repairs in Central and North Andros during the 2011/2012 fiscal year.
GIVEN the crime rate, Minister of Education Jerome Fitzgerald said, there is nothing wrong with police officers carrying guns in schools – provided they have the proper authorisation.
FREEPORT – Minister of Education Jerome Fitzgerald and Minister for Grand Bahama Dr Michael Darville agree that the newly-relocated Lewis Yard Primary School with be a modern, state-of-the-art facility.
FREEPORT – As many as 8,000 students returned to school in the public education system on Grand Bahama yesterday.
POLICE officers will be stationed in schools across the islands come the start of the new term in September.
THE 2012 National Scholarship Programme has been modified to address national goals, according to the government.
OFFICIAL Ministry of Education results yesterday revealed that for the fifth consecutive year, female students outperformed their male counterparts in both the BJC and BGCSE examinations.
MINISTER of Education Jerome Fitzgerald yesterday revealed that more than half of all government school students are awarded a leaving certificate versus a high school diploma.
SEVERAL hundred jobs were created this summer as the government moved to ready schools throughout the country ahead of the new academic year, Minister of Education Jerome Fitzgerald said yesterday.
EDUCATION Minister Jerome Fitzgerald yesterday denied a conflict of interest in issuing school repair contracts while taking the FNM to task on alleged abuse of his ministry's Loan Authority Division.
MINISTER of Education, Science and Technology Jerome Fitzgerald yesterday issued an update on school repairs across the country ahead of the new school year.
THE Government is concerned there are not enough trained persons to capitalise on the 8,000 jobs expected to be created in the next two years, when the $2.6 billion Baha Mar project is completed, the Minister of Education, Science and Technology has said.
THE Ministry of Education plans to implement a new sector to its Sports Unit geared toward making scholarship opportunities more accessible to a wider cross sect
AN HISTORIC group of a dozen GSSSA student athletes became the first to be recognised for their athletic achievements as they prepare
THE government says it is aware of the urgent demand for highly skilled workers in many fields and is committed to fulfilling these needs through the Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute.
THERE is always something new to learn, The Bahamas' Education Minister told a 2012 graduating class.
FREEPORT - Minister of Education, Science, and Technology Jerome Fitzgerald visited a number of public schools on Grand Bahama and announced pl
A STANDARDISED national high school diploma will be introduced in the public education system for the first time by June 2016.
SPANISH and Literature examinations will be re-introduced at the Bahamas Junior Certificate level during the 2012-2013 academic year.
EDUCATION Minister Jerome Fitzgerald yesterday reaffirmed the new government's commitment to doubling the education budget, despite the challenge of the country's huge deficit.
JEROME Fitzgerald, Minister of Education, Science and Technology, visited the Bahamas Technical Vocational Institute (BTVI) and the College of The Bahamas (COB) to get a first hand look at the institution.
MINISTER of Education, Jerome Fitzgerald said yesterday his first order of business as minister was to return police officers to public schools.