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BGCSE research is needed

I am writing in response to Mr Massey letter “BGCSE: Status Quo Is Unacceptable” dated August 29, 2012.

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Finding the right equation to encourage math students

HUNDREDS of students representing schools all over New Providence gathered at the Melia Nasau Beach Resort on Friday to hear the ideas of well-known mathematician Po-Shen Loh for a website that he is designing to make mathematics more approachable for pupils at all levels.

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It all adds up to some smart students

FIVE students won prizes for their ability to solve mental math problems quickly and accurately at the 11th Primary Mathematics Students’ Workshop.

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Silence over grade average

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.

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Arson attack suspected as fire damages school

POLICE suspect an arsonist set fire to a building on the Anatol Rodgers Senior School campus, causing extensive damage.

Students take part in math workshop

MORE than 30 students participated in the 10th Primary Mathematics Students’ Workshop.

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Exam results graded a D

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.

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Sandals seminars credited for boosting math scores

OFFICIALS have observed in some cases a more than 10 per cent improvement in math scores among students attending the second largest school system in the Bahamas.

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It all adds up for young maths wizards

SKILLS were put to the test as students from schools across New Providence competed in SC McPherson Junior High’s seventh annual mathematics competition.Winners recently received their awards at a ceremony held at the school’s auditorium. Taking home

Drop in top grades as exam results are released

NATIONAL exam results worsened in 2020 compared to 2019, with fewer students achieving A, B and C grades and more students receiving D, E, F and G grades compared to the year before.

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Bahamian STEM girls lead the way at United Nations meeting

When it comes to educating and believing in girls, the world has made many positive strides in recent years. However, there are still some who think that the traditional STEM disciplines – science, technology, engineering and mathematics – are better suited to boys.

Music to the ears

In regards to your headline “Mathematics E & English D+”. That must be music to the ears of the PLP party. An educated electorate plays into their hands.

Fish total caught near Turks & Caicos 86 per cent higher than thought

THE amount of fish caught in Turks and Caicos waters from 1950 to 2012 is estimated to be 86 per cent higher than previously thought, according to a new scientific study.

A New Year wish

THERE are many of us here in The Bahamas wondering why you haven’t taken any significant measures to eliminate what we see as the most ominous and obvious threat to our country in its’ relatively short history.

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Top honours handed to trio at graduation event

THREE young men of the Class of 2014 of Temple Christian High School captured top honours at the school’s graduation ceremony.

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Exam results add up to a slight improvement in maths and english

ALTHOUGH Education Minister Jerome Fitzgerald highlighted improvements in numerous BGCSE exam results yesterday, the national mathematics average remained an E while the English language average rose from a D to a D+.

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Bahamas Roadmasters Virtual 9th Bahamas Half Marathon/ 10k set for November 20-21

WHILE they wait on the restrictions to be lifted for mass gatherings at public outings, Bahamas Roadmasters is encouraging persons to come out and participate in their Cancer Treatment of America Virtual 9th Bahamas Half Marathon and 10 Kilometre race.

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Student spotlight

Kenece Edgecombe, above, graduated from Gateway Christian Academy, Bimini as the Valedictorian.

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BGCSE RESULTS: Mathematics E, English D+

EDUCATION Minister Jerome Fitzgerald yesterday insisted he was “encouraged” by this year’s Bahamas General Certificate of Secondary Education (BGCSE) exam results despite an E average in mathematics and an English average of D+.

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Students get the chance to take part in math contest

JUNIOR high school students throughout Nassau and the Family Islands were recently given the opportunity to compete in the annual Mathematics Competition hosted by S C McPherson Junior High School, which was created to ensure that students are properly prepared for the Bahamas Junior Certificate math examination.