education

Bandits take over $12,000 in cash and equipment from Biche Secondary School

Police are investigating the breaking-in and robbery at the Biche Secondary School.

Reports indicate that between 12.30 am and 4.30 am, two men armed with firearm entered the school and tied up both guards and beat them.

The thieves then broke into the principal's office and also into the school's vault and removed cash and personal belongings amounting to approximately $12,000.

They also stole two brush-cutters and other equipment before making good their escape.

Enquiries are continuing by Cpl Singh of the Biche Police Station.

Lord Milner stripped of status at UWI - 'Milner' becomes 'Freedom Hall'

The Hall of Residence at The University of the West Indies (UWI) St. Augustine Campus formerly known as Milner Hall is now Freedom Hall.   

The process to review the name Milner Hall started in October 2017 having gained approval of the Finance and General Purposes Committee (F&GPC) on the recommendation of a report compiled by Pro Vice-Chancellor Alan Cobley, Professor of South African History, a statement by UWI said.

West: Scholarship winners can’t find jobs

Although Government gives out hundreds of scholarships annually many graduates can’t find jobs and Minister in the Ministry of Finance Allyson West says the problem must be addressed given the number of vacancies in the public sector.

There is also concern that poor remuneration packages might be stymieing the chances of the public service to attract the best talent available.

Gun in miss' face

Horrified after seeing their teacher robbed at gunpoint inside the school compound, Jordan Hill Presbyterian School students yesterday broke down in tears, prompting the early closure of the school.

Anxious parents hurriedly picked up their children between 9 am to 11 am, after hearing that the gunman had boldly walked into the Princes Town school’s compound and robbed the teacher of her gold bracelet and her Nissan Frontier pickup, valued at $150,000, shortly after she entered the gate designated for staff members only.

MY EYE: Saints cook and feed elderly

This is a photo sent to us by Stefan Jean-Luc Abraham Choy via the My Eye feature in the new CNC3 App.

The photo is titled, "St Mary's College RBC Young Leaders cook, distribute and feed the elderly in their home".

It states that the St Mary's College Young Leaders club conducted a food drive to help feed the elderly earlier on today on Friday 16th February.

The money was put together by a fund-raiser then ingredients were bought and later cooked.

The meal was then packaged and personally delivered to the elderly home and fed to the persons in the home.

Education Ministry outlines how students are to be registered for primary schools

The Ministry of Education has issued guidelines on how parents can go about getting their children registered for primary schools.

The Ministry notes that only the forms provided by the Ministry can be used in this regard.

The following are the guidelines issued by the Ministry.

* ONLY the Ministry of Education-issued Standardised Application Form is to be used for application to ALL primary schools (Government and Denominational)

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