Tag Archives: Ministry of Education

Ministry of Education and Madness Initiates Transfers

The blogmaster has received a few messages regarding the sudden decision by the Ministry of Education to transfer Principals from some schools. Here is one that captures key concerns arising from the abrupt change. – David, blogmaster Once again the Ministry of Education and Madness will send schools into confusion with the abrupt, last minute, poorly thought out shifting of

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Back to School AND No Child Must Be Left Behind

The inability of key stakeholders – the Ministry of Education (MOE) and respective teacher’s unions to discuss Covid 19 protocols in a constructive environment in order to facilitate the commencement of the proposed September 21, 2020 term has come as no surprise. The relationship between successive governments, Barbados Secondary Teachers Union (BSTU) and Barbados Union of Teachers (BUT) has been

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Children In Jeopardy Of Not Getting Reports

Submitted by HaHa As the school term draws to an end, many schools have been put on high alert as the newly and fully adopted educational management information system (EMIS) Abusstar which was contracted for millions under Minister Ronald Jones (former Information Technology Coordinator) is not producing much needed statistical information. Apparently, the CEO of the company has requested millions

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Notes From a Native Son: The Role of Education Policy in Development Part One

Introduction: The immediacy of the financial economic crisis facing Barbados is so important that there is a real danger of this single issue crowding out other equally important social and cultural policy initiatives, many of them far more important to the long-term development of the nation and its people. But, for a variety of reasons, including the routine acceptance of mediocrity, politicians,

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