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The Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) results are showing that students are doing better across all subject areas, including the critical subjects of Mathematics and Science. There was improvement of almost seven per cent in at least one subject. “This year is a unique year, in that for the 11 years that we have had GSAT, all subject areas showed an increase in the mean performance…it means that students are doing better right across the board,” said Minister of Education, Hon. Andrew Holness, at a press conference this morning (June 21) at Jamaica House.
This fall term, Miami Dade College (MDC) will launch four new baccalaureate degrees in electronics engineering, film, television and digital production, physician assistant studies, and supervision and management. The new degree programs, in addition to the existing bachelor’s degrees available in education, nursing and public safety, prepare students for jobs in-demand.
It sounds like a dream college course description: embark on cultural adventures against the backdrop of the world’s biggest sporting event. No prerequisites, no professor, no syllabus, no books and no tests required. But for 21 students from 12 historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs), this “dream” is a real once-in-a-lifetime journey to South Africa later this month.
U.S. and Caribbean nationals interested in pursuing studies in media, broadcasting or public speaking have another two weeks to apply for scholarship awards in the memory of Christian communications professional and former CNN news anchor, Andria Hall.
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