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100 Laptops to Ministry of Education from FTX Digital Markets

NASSAU, The Bahamas — Teachers in the public school system will be the recipients of 100 laptops donated to the Ministry of Education by FTX Digital Markets. In attendance to receive the laptops, September 22, 2022 was Minister of Education and Technical & Vocational Training, the Hon. Glenys Hanna-Martin who thanked representatives of the company.  She told them that it takes a village to raise children and that the government needs all of the help it can get to educate the nation’s youth.   Director of Education, Marcellus Taylor thanked the company for being responsible corporate citizens and said that the laptops would go a long way in assisting teachers in carrying out their duties, especially after the pandemic plunged education systems around the world into ...

Public Managers Union and UB sign Industrial Agreement

NASSAU, The Bahamas — An Industrial agreement deemed ‘acceptable’ to both parties was signed between University of The Bahamas (UB) and the Public Managers Union (PMU).  The event was held at the Michael Eldon Complex on the UB campus, September 20, 2022. President of the University of The Bahamas, Dr. Erik Rolland, expressed his enthusiasm about the new agreement. “I am most encouraged by the level of collaboration that has transpired between the University and the managers union.  Today, we commit that the University recognizes the importance of joint consultation and agrees to consult with the union on matters that affect the working conditions of managers.  We will ensure that managers develop the skills necessary to lead others, and the security and employment of managers c...

Teachers to benefit from agreement signed by Government and Bahamas Union of Teachers

NASSAU, The Bahamas – A retention bonus, salary increases and increments, are among the benefits teachers throughout The Bahamas will receive as a result of an industrial agreement that was signed by the Ministry of Education and Technical & Vocational Training and the Bahamas Union of Teachers (BUT).   The three-year agreement was signed Tuesday, September 13, 2022 at the Office of the Prime Minister before executives including the Hon. Glenys Hanna-Martin, Minister of Education and Technical & Vocational Training; the Hon. Pia Glover-Rolle, Minister of State for the Public Service; the Hon. Zane Lightbourne, Minister of State in the Ministry of Education and Technical & Vocational Training; Lorraine Armbrister and Gina Thompson, permanent secretaries; President Belinda Wilson...

New Director of UWI School of Clinical Medicine & Research, Dr. Corrine Sinquee-Brown pays a courtesy call on the Minister of Health and Wellness

NASSAU, The Bahamas — Newly appointed Director of the University of the West Indies (UWI) School of Clinical Medicine & Research, The Bahamas —  Dr. Corrine Sinquee-Brown paid a courtesy call on the Minister of Health and Wellness the Hon. Dr. Michael Darville at the Ministry’s offices, September 2, 2022.   During her visit, the Director discussed objectives and some of the challenges that the institute faces, including funding for research. She outlined some of the plans she has for the institute and discussed the way forward.  In addition, she highlighted some  of the minor physical improvements that have been undertaken at the Nassau campus.  Minister Darville congratulated Dr. Sinquee-Brown on her appointment and raised some conc...

NAECOB celebrates opening of new location

NASSAU, The Bahamas – The National Accreditation and Equivalency Council of The Bahamas (NAECOB) hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony, August 31, 2022 to mark the opening of its new location on the corner of Tonique Williams Darling Highway and Knowles Drive. Several dignitaries and guests were on hand to celebrate with NAECOB. Among them: the Hon. Glenys Hanna-Martin, Minister of Education and Technical & Vocational Training; the Hon. Zane Lightbourne; Minister of State; Lorraine Armbrister, Permanent Secretary; Dr. Marcellus Taylor, Director of Education; Serethea Clarke and Sonia Culmer, Undersecretaries; members of the NAECOB council including Thelma Grimes; Chairman; Dr. Lisa Stovel-Rolle, Executive Director; NAECOB.  Mrs. Ann-Marie Davis, wife of the Hon. Philip Davis, Pri...

2022-2023: The Year of Turnaround in Education says Minister Glenys Hanna-Martin

NASSAU, The Bahamas – The opportunity for teachers to earn a Master’s Degree in Special Education is being explored as a means to tackle the deficit in this discipline. The Hon. Glenys Hanna-Martin, Minister of Education and Technical & Vocational Training, made the announcement in an address to the nation as students and teachers returned to the classroom for face-to-face learning Monday, August 29, 2022 following a three-year absence.  “It is imperative that we match teachers with every subject that is needed. We have been working to accomplish this task, particularly in many disciplines that have become even more urgent during the period of remote learning,” said Minister Hanna-Martin. “One such area is special education, and in fact, children with special needs have perhaps suffere...

Public School Attendance Officers Undergo Training

NASSAU, The Bahamas — “Education is a human right of our children,” said the Hon. Glenys Hanna-Martin, August 22, at a training seminar for persons who will serve as Attendance Officers at the Ministry of Education and Technical & Vocational Training. The 25 individuals have been carefully selected from a current complement of trained COVID officers by a review committee in the ministry, and also includes new applicants.  Shortly there will be recruitment of officers in Grand Bahama and other Islands, Minister Hanna-Martin said. During the initial fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic many children and young people stopped attending school virtually and did not return to school when face-to-face instruction resumed, she said: “Our information tells us the numbers are in the thous...

“We are required at a time such as this to be bold and confident in the cutting of new paths in education” – Minister Hanna-Martin

“We are required at a time such as this to be bold and confident in the cutting of new paths in education, to roll up our sleeves, to properly and accurately analyze and assess where we are in education and what is required of us to create the framework for excellence and to be skillful in executing with precision without looking left or right. “This is essential and it is very urgent because I am convinced without a shadow of a doubt that it is through the process of education that we will unleash a powerful, unstoppable explosions of brilliance amongst our youth population,” said the Hon. Glenys Hanna-Martin, Minister of Education and Technical & Vocational Training. She addressed the opening ceremony of the Department of Education’s Public Schools Administrators Conclave 2022 Monday...

Government ensuring that School Repairs on schedule to receive staff and students says Prime Minister Davis

NASSAU, The Bahamas – As principals prepare for the academic year 2022-2023, the Hon. Philip Davis, Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, advised that repairs to schools is on schedule to ensure that schools are ready to receive students and staff. The Prime Minister presented remarks Wednesday, August 17, 2022 at the Department of Education’s Principals Conclave at Loyola Hall, Gladstone Road.  Toward this end, the Prime Minister informed that he along with the Ministers of Education and Works and Utilities and technical officers recently toured many school campuses on New Providence to review progress on school repairs. He has also met with other teams in preparation for opening day.  He noted the issue of school safety, as one of the “most serious” challenges confronting the...

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