ST. JOHN’S, Antigua – The Vice-Chancellor of the University of the West Indies, Sir Hilary Beckles, has received the Governor General’s Faithful and Meritorious Award’s highest honor, the Cross and Plaque.
PARIS, France – A Jamaican-born teacher in Maryland who has opened up college education for low-income, first-generation American, immigrant and refugee students, has been named the winner of the Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize 2021, in partnership with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNESCO).
WASHINGTON, DC – The Executive Leadership Council (ELC), the pre-eminent membership organization committed to increasing the number of global Black executives in C-suites, on corporate boards and in global enterprises, will offer nearly $1.5 million in scholarships for Black undergraduate and graduate students in 2022. Undergraduate scholarship applications open today at https://elcscholarships.elcinfo.com/ and graduate applications launch on February 15 via the same link.
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – The Barbados-based Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) Tuesday said it would be re-examining its qualification framework to establish a progressive assessment, certification system aimed at minimizing the number of students leaving the secondary school system without certification.
KINGSTOWN, St Vincent – As teachers at a secondary school here protested government’s vaccine mandate for the second day in less than a week, Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves announced that his government will hire teachers, including retired educators, on short term contracts, to fill their place.
UNITED NATIONS – The United Nations says the children who were affected by the massive earthquake which devastated large parts of south-west Haiti in August are receiving free hot meals at school as part of an initiative by the UN’s World Food Program (WFP) to support the recovery of the French-speaking Caribbean country’s most vulnerable communities.
MIAMI, Florida - The recently announced professional development program for Caribbean hospitality professionals, launched by the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association Education Foundation (CHTAEF) and Les Roches, the hospitality management institution, has named two dozen Caribbean scholarship recipients.
Starting today, educators and individuals who represent programs and organizations that fuel the imagination, education and growth of students can apply for a Florida Golden Grant. This is the first year the state of Florida local owners and operators are funding the Golden Grants program. The program will award $100,000 in grants to various teachers and organizations to positively impact the lives of thousands of students.
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