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INSIGHT: ‘Our university must be a reflection of where we want our country to be’

Let’s begin by establishing my view that University of The Bahamas (UB) is the primary strategic institution for building a strong Bahamas.

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UB agrees deal for digital survey

A CONTRACT was signed yesterday by a government official and the University of the Bahamas to allow UB to conduct a survey to gather information that the government will use to measure the progress and success of digitisation in the public service.Sp

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‘Free tuition is still on offer to all students who qualify for it’

NEW and existing students who meet certain entry requirements to the University of the Bahamas will qualify for a free tuition grant, Education Minister Jeffrey Lloyd said yesterday.

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GAIN AN EDGE: Now it’s time to give back

“I want to give back to my country,” said Jared Symonette, top Accounting graduate of the University of The Bahamas (UB) and Governor General awardee.

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UB launches new system for radiation inventory

THE University of The Bahamas has announced its plan to partner with a number of ministries to implement a new Regulatory Authority Information System (RAIS) software, which will facilitate the management and inventory of all radiation sources in the country.

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GAIN AN EDGE: Alexis determined to break the mould

While the recent trend in The Bahamas is that women are acquiring greater access to higher education, University of The Bahamas (UB) research suggests that in the workplace, women continue to face discrimination in the form of lower incomes when compared with men.

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$250,000 donation to UB business school

LENO Corporate Services Limited has donated $250,000 to the University of the Bahamas’ School of Business.

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GAIN AN EDGE: Telling the stories of our nation’s history

As the nation’s key centre of learning, University of The Bahamas offers higher education opportunities for Bahamians while also offering resources to explore the impact of our country’s rich history.

UB Athletics set to host Northern Bahamas recruitment exercise

THE University of The Bahamas is expected to host a recruitment exercise this weekend, Saturday January 26 - at the St George’s High School campus.

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University: Students must prove national identity

THE University of the Bahamas yesterday said it requires all applicants to present proof of nationality, residency and academic qualifications when applying for enrolment. The institution was responding to claims raised by Rights Bahamas over its wr

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University labs could study medical marijuana

MEDICAL marijuana could be among the list of natural resources set to come under the microscope at the University of The Bahamas’ research labs, according to its president Dr Rodney Smith, who said several groups are vying to partner with the institu

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University 'needs $300m not $3m'

THE University of the Bahamas will need to dramatically ramp up funding in order to meet ambitious goals of building a premier tertiary institution, according to its president Dr Rodney Smith.Dr Smith told reporters the institution was not satisfied

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Change to UB admissions policy

THE University of The Bahamas is set to review its admissions policy to reduce dependence on the country’s tardy national examination results.UB President Dr Rodney Smith said the timeline for those results often put high school graduates “down to th

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UB students to join hall of fame

UNIVERSITY of the Bahamas (UB) alumni, who are making vast contributions to the development of the public and private sector, embody the scholarly, social and innovative vitality of the academy.In November, UB will honour former students who have dis

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Free university tuition plan if students meet criteria

PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis said in September 2019, the government will provide free tuition for students of the University of the Bahamas who meet certain entry requirements. Observers quickly noted the government has long given scholarships to

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UB partners with Caribbean and US experts on new studies

Hampton University (HU) and the University of the Bahamas (UB) are collaborating with experts in the fields of public health, population health, clinical health and research to address health disparities in the Caribbean and the United States through

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UB North to host first economic conference on GB

THE University of the Bahamas-North will hold its first economic conference – The Sustainable Grand Bahama Conference – focusing on the economic prospects of the island.

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GAIN AN EDGE: Scholarship helps Ryan’s journey roll on

As a beach attendant at a local hotel in Bannerman Town, Eleuthera, Ryan Romon Rolle vividly recalls long, hot days in the scorching sun dragging beach chairs in the sand while serving guests with a smile. The 2014 high school graduate was determined to save enough money to allow him to one day attend the then College of The Bahamas (COB).

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University students protest against reckless drivers

AFTER a university student was hospitalised following a car accident nearly two weeks ago, some University of the Bahamas students launched a protest against reckless and inattentive drivers yesterday, prompting the university to make a plea to motorists.

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UB: Union concerns linked to break from 'old patterns of behaviour'

THE University of The Bahamas on Friday suggested concerns raised by its union were linked to a break from “old patterns of behaviour” inconsistent with its transition as a tertiary institution.

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GAIN AN EDGE - Setbacks: A set-up for success

POVERTY, illiteracy and discrimination because of her Haitian roots were grim realities young Jennifer Cassandra Pierre Wilson faced growing up in The Bahamas.

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GAIN AN EDGE: Applying to university - what does it take?

Applying to colleges and universities can be a daunting task. Each academic year, University of The Bahamas (UB) accepts approximately 2,000 new students in total at the Oakes Field Campus and Grosvenor Close Centre in New Providence and UB-North in Grand Bahama but there are plans to accept many more as new growth targets are met.

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GAIN AN EDGE: Making the transition to university life

Valtio Julius Cooper was considered a shy, unassuming high schooler with a brilliant mind. At the tender age of 14, the Nicholl’s Town native and North Andros High School prodigy achieved five BGCSE’s inclusive of Mathematics and English while only in grade 11.

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Conference to debate the future of democracy

THE University of The Bahamas (UB) is calling all Bahamians to contemplate the state of Bahamian democracy with the return of its much-lauded Future of Democracy Conference, to be held this weekend. The conference, back for its second year, is free

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Resort and Marina launches Endowed Scholarships at UB

VALENTINES Residences Resort and Marina embodies the picturesque tranquility of life in Harbour Island, Eleuthera, but the exotic enclave has also captured the world’s attention for its standard of excellence. The skills and diligence of the people w

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GAIN AN EDGE: Historic Moment

A TOTAL of 790 students marked the end of one chapter of their education at the inaugural Commencement Class of the University of The Bahamas.

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UB Confers Honorary Degree on Sir Lynden Pindling

SIR Lynden Pindling envisioned that one day the College of The Bahamas would become the University of The Bahamas, a dream realised with the university’s charter on November 10, 2016.

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GAIN AN EDGE: UB graduate has designs on leadership

On May 25, University of The Bahamas will host its historic first commencement ceremony since its charter on November 10, 2016 . . .

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GAIN AN EDGE: Creating a well-rounded student

Ambitious plans at the University of the Bahamas will open many avenues to graduates . . .

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Roads renamed in honour of university

THE University of the Bahamas (UB) yesterday celebrated the renaming of two major nearby thoroughfares in honour of the country’s tertiary learning institution.

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Andrea D Wisdom Sports Day starts this morning at UB

THE Ministry of Education continues to celebrate the 13th Annual “Pre-School Week” and the athletic segment of the festivities will again pay homage to one of the country’s iconic educators at the pre-school level.

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GAIN AN EDGE: Career opportunities with a UB degree

Through her 33 years in the Counselling Services Department (CSD), Career and Placement Counsellor Norma Turnquest has guided thousands of students during their university journey. She not only mentors but also advises students how to land a great job and build an enjoyable career.

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University of the Bahamas aims for political town hall meetings

EFFORTS are underway by officials at the University of The Bahamas (UB) to secure representatives from every political party with a view to hosting a series of town hall meetings centred on national debate, political polling and scientific research.

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GAIN AN EDGE: High flier Le’Andra pursues her dream

A top scholar explains what it takes to succeed at the University of The Bahamas

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