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Jeffrey Lloyd, Minister of Education.

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INSIGHT: The grey area of corporal punishment in schools may have made one administrator a sacrificial lamb

DURING the debate of the 2019-20 National Budget, in his contribution, Minister of Education Jeffrey Lloyd said Bahamians should decide what they want the government to do in relation to corporal punishment. Wisely placing the onus on the Bahamian people, the ball is essentially in our court. Now, where will we go from here?

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Only 46% leave high school with a diploma

ONLY 46 percent of students who leave high school qualify for a diploma, Education Minister Jeff Lloyd revealed yesterday during his budget contribution in the House of Assembly.

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PAYDAY PAYBACK: Student loan debt could force govt to target salaries

THE Ministry of Education is seeking to garnish the wages of civil servants who have failed to repay the Education Loan Authority as it aims to recover over $83m in delinquent money.

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Lloyd defends increase in UB tuition fees

INCREASES to the University of the Bahamas’ (UB) tuition and fee schedule will offset the institution’s “significant deficit,” according to Education Minister Jeffrey Lloyd.

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Negotiations with teachers to start ‘within a few days’

EDUCATION Minister Jeff Lloyd said formal negotiations with the Bahamas Union of Teachers are expected to begin “in days” over a new industrial agreement for the union. The previous agreement expired last June.

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Multi-million dollar deal to aid education in GB and Eleuthera

THE Ministry of Education may have found a solution to its teacher shortage after it signed a contract yesterday worth several million dollars with two private companies in a bid to make the public educational system digital.

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Confusion as school bus drivers sent termination letters

THE government has terminated contracts for dozens of Family Island school bus drivers but intends to rehire the contractors and give them better terms of employment, Minister of Education Jeffrey Lloyd said yesterday.

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Lloyd announces end of unlimited UWI subventions

EDUCATION Minister Jeffrey Lloyd has announced that the 2018/2019 academic year will be the last year of unlimited subventions for Bahamian students enrolled in the medical programme at the University of the West Indies.Addressing the issue in Parlia


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