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EDUCATION Minister Jeff Lloyd.

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In-class lessons back by year end? Lloyd signals pupils may soon be allowed to head back into the classroom

FACE-to-face learning could resume in all schools across the country before year’s end, according to Education Minister Jeff Lloyd.

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Virtual classes now all online

EDUCATION Minister Jeffrey Lloyd says the ministry’s Learning Management System (LMS) is now fully operational after thousands of public school students experienced problems trying to log on this week.

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Education minister in quarantine

EDUCATION Minister Jeffrey Lloyd said yesterday he is one of the Cabinet ministers currently quarantined as he came into contact with Environment Minister Romauld Ferreira, who recently tested positive for COVID-19.

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Lloyd says situation 'fluid' after concerns from union

MINISTER of Education Jeff Lloyd has responded to union assertions that teachers were blindsided by Monday’s announcement of a delay to the start of the school year.Speaking to reporters yesterday, Mr Lloyd said while teachers have been a part of the

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Problems? ‘Exams are going well’

EDUCATION Minister Jeff Lloyd yesterday dismissed claims that the national BJC and BGCSE exams had experienced some operational challenges on their first day of sitting, insisting “the examinations went on very well” despite allegations otherwise.

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Teaching may have to adapt

EDUCATION officials are considering class rotations and limiting face-to-face instruction between teachers and students when the new school year begins, Minister of Education Jeff Lloyd said yesterday.

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Lloyd promises school statement by week's end

EDUCATION Minister Jeffrey Lloyd said a statement will be released at the end of the week advising the public on the way forward for children’s education amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Parents have been speculating, on social media, that when the new s

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‘I’m sad - our country’s lost a gifted servant’

EDUCATION Minister Jeff Lloyd said yesterday he was saddened to learn about the resignation of former Minister of Health Dr Duane Sands, saying the country will forever be indebted to him for his great contributions to Bahamian society.

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Schools stay closed and examinations postponed

ALL schools will remain closed until further advice is received from the Ministry of Health, a statement announced on Friday – and all examinations will be postponed with no date given for when they will be held.

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National exams will be moved

WITH schools not expected to re-open until later this month due to COVID-19 fears, Education Minister Jeff Lloyd said yesterday “there’s no question” the government will have to postpone national examinations.

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$1m of school repairs in Grand Bahama to begin soon

EDUCATION Minister Jeffrey Lloyd announced on Friday about $m of school repairs will start soon at the Hugh Campbell Primary in Grand Bahama.

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Investigation launched into video of dance and provocative song at school pep rally

EDUCATION Minister Jeff Lloyd confirmed on Friday that an official investigation has been launched into a video involving school girls dancing to a provocative song at a public school pep rally.

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Lloyd launches new curriculum guides

EDUCATION Minister Jeffrey Lloyd yesterday announced his ministry has revised curriculum guides for primary and high schools to ensure students are equipped with the practical skills they need to be successful in the 21st century.Speaking at a press

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Call to speed up $450,000 honoraria investigation

EDUCATION Minister Jeff Lloyd is anxious for police to complete their investigation into allegations that workers defrauded taxpayers of nearly $450,000 by manipulating a system of stipends and honoraria. Accountability, he said in a recent intervie

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$5m Abaco school repair bill may prove too much

EDUCATION Minister Jeff Lloyd said yesterday the government is still determining whether it wants to rebuild Patrick J Bethel High School in Abaco as costs to repair the storm-ravaged school are nearly $5m.

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Lloyd adds his support for legal use of marijuana

EDUCATION Minister Jeff Lloyd yesterday said he supports the decriminalisation of small quantities of marijuana and wiping out the records of those found guilty for using or possessing the drug. Speaking to reporters outside of Cabinet, Mr Lloyd said

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Lloyd appalled by support for beating

EDUCATION Minister Jeff Lloyd had tough words yesterday for people who condoned the punishment of a girl captured in a viral video being beaten with pots and pans.

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Lloyd wants probe into 'abuse' of girl

AN investigation has been launched to probe the circumstances surrounding a video in which an older woman is seen hitting a young girl with frying pans, according to Minister of Education Jeffrey Lloyd. When contacted, Mr Lloyd said the child in the

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Lloyd: Public doesn't understand exam results

EDUCATION Minister Jeff Lloyd has said the public “doesn’t seem to understand” how examination results are graded - in response to criticism over this year’s poor national results.

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Lloyd ‘disappointed’ by teachers’ actions

EDUCATION Minister Jeff Lloyd expressed disappointment in the actions of some of the teachers at CH Reeves Junior High School yesterday.

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Schools stay closed

PUBLIC schools in the central and northwestern Bahamas will be closed until further notice. Education Minister Jeff Lloyd said these will include: New Providence, Andros, Eleuthera, Abaco and the surrounding cays, Grand Bahama and the surrounding te

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‘Schools will just have to manage’

THE frequent power cuts carried out by Bahamas Power and Light can have a “negative effect” on schools once they reopen in a few weeks, according to Minister of Education Jeff Lloyd.

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Family Island schools to get digital push

FAMILY Island schools will be linked to New Providence classrooms digitally as the government seeks to address teacher shortages. The eLearning platform has cost the taxpayers $20m to date, according to Education Minister Jeffery Lloyd.

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Govt review of sex education underway

EDUCATION Minister Jeff Lloyd yesterday said the government is reviewing school curriculum to ensure that it is “relevant for the 21st century,” including increasing sexual education for students. Stating that a revised syllabus is “very much underw

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$7.2m to repair nine schools

EDUCATION Minister Jeff Lloyd said yesterday nine schools are in need of critical repair at a cost of $7.2m. With about six weeks until administrators and teachers are expected to report to work, Mr Lloyd said school repairs have already begun. “We

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We are committed to resolving issues with star academy, says Lloyd

WHILE Education Minister Jeff Lloyd could not confirm yesterday whether the government intends to buy the property for the proposed STAR Academy, he noted talks are underway with church leaders, stating that all parties are “committed” to resolving this issue.

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Teacher in beating video broke rules

THE investigation into a video of an Abaco physical education teacher beating six students has determined the teacher in question “did not act with proper authority”, Education Minister Jeff Lloyd said yesterday.

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Students: Just 1 in 7 chance of finance

THE government is considering an increase to the allotment for scholarships and tuition assistance in the next fiscal budget after less than 15 percent of applicants received funding for the upcoming school year, according to Education Minister Jeffrey Lloyd.

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$3m shortfall in Ministry's school repairs budget

DESPITE the Ministry of Education’s school repair budgetary shortfall of around $3m, Jeff Lloyd says officials will “make it work”.The Minister of Education was also confident yesterday public school repairs would be finished before the start of the

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INSIGHT – THE FIRST YEAR: Education a priority - but not much change so far

WHEN the Free National Movement took office in May 2017, education was among the top priorities. In the Speech from the Throne, the Minnis administration identified education and the training of Bahamians as “key factors in the progressive and susta

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Lloyd admits poor use of words over sackings

EDUCATION Minister Jeff Lloyd said on Monday that he used a “very poor choice of words” when previously telling the press he was “happy to report” dozens of contract workers had been disciplined and terminated for non-performance.

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Lloyd: Concerns over travel are nonsense

EDUCATION Minister Jeffrey Lloyd defended the government’s travel history yesterday as Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis and a delegation continue a trip at the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting in London.

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Lloyd begs teachers: Be patient

EDUCATION Minister Jeffery Lloyd yesterday called grievances raised by the Bahamas Union of Teachers this week “legitimate,” but urged the union to be patient as the government works to “resolve the issues”.

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'It's time to stop school beatings'

WEST Grand Bahama and Bimini public educators are moving to eliminate corporal punishment within schools, a move The Tribune was told is part of a wider effort to stamp out the practice nationally.

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Calls to clamp down on airline hackers

THE air charter industry could see more stringent regulations implemented in the coming months, as two Cabinet ministers called for sweeping changes for the sector in the wake of last week’s fatal plane crash in waters off Andros.

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Education Minister on Barbados factfinding mission

EDUCATION Minister Jeff Lloyd is conducting a “fact-finding mission” in Barbados on early childhood education, Press Secretary Anthony Newbold said during yesterday’s press briefing. Pre-school education is a major focus for the Minnis administratio

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Student loan debtors slow on repayments

EDUCATION Minister Jeff Lloyd said the government is not happy about the slow response for repayment from those persons who have defaulted on student loans.

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