Students who are pursuing studies in Sciences at the Division of Arts, Sciences and General Studies of the Community College are now in a better position to successfully complete their studies in this area.
This follows the handing over of two microscopes to the Division on Monday 13th November. The microscopes were presented to Biology Lecturer, Jo-ann Marshall, by Minister responsible for Youth Affairs, Frederick Stephenson.
On hand to witness the presentation were first year Biology Student, Lonique Wallace and Deputy Director of the Community College, Nigel Scott.
Minister Stephenson explained that the equipment is a gift from this country’s High Commissioner to London, Cenio Lewis. He noted that from time to time the High Commission in London donates equipment that is aimed at enhancing the delivery of teaching and education here.
He urged the students to use the microscopes wisely and to also take good care of them.
Ms. Marshall expressed thanks on behalf of her students to Minister Stephenson and the High Commissioner.
She noted that the investment is a significant one as advanced Biology involves a lot of work with microscopes. She said the microscopes received are more advanced than those used by the students.
Source: NBC Radio
Students who gave outstanding performances in this year’s Primary School’s Performing Arts Festival, received their trophies and certificates of participation at an Awards Ceremony.
Eight awards were handed out to winners in the Junior and Senior categories, while three new awards were introduced this year as an incentive to encourage a greater level of participation in the Festival.
Samron Moore of the South Rivers Methodist School received the award for Prince of the Festival, while Tamara Woodley of the Paradise Primary School in Bequia received the Princess Award.
The Park Hill Government School received the award for the Best Programme, the Calliaqua Primary School received an award for the most Disciplined School and the School for Children with Special Needs received an award for the Best Prepared School during the festival.
In the junior category, the Lowmans Leeward Anglican School took the female and male awards for the most Promising Performers. Kyle Henry and Lativia Daily received these awards on behalf of their school.
In the Senior category, Kenille Isles of the Kingstown Preparatory School took the award for the most Promising Male performer, while Ronefa Clarke of the Argyle Primary School received the award for the most Promising Female performer.
The three new awards introduced this year included an award for Best Instrumental Group, which went to the Richland Park Melody Makers.
In addition, the Best Male Vocalist award went to Jerique John of the St. Mary’s Roman Catholic School and the award for Best Female Vocalist went to Jewel Cordice of the Georgetown Primary School.
The Awards Ceremony took place at the Conference Room of Professional Secretarial and Consultancy Services Limited, sponsors of the Festival. The trophies and certificates were handed out by Managing Director, Camille Crichton, and Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Tourism Sports and Culture, Elvis Charles.
Source: NBC Radio
The University of the West Indies Open Campus will host its Annual Open House here next week.
A release from the UWI Centre, said this year teams will be visiting from the St. Augustine and the Mona Campuses.
The teams will share information on programmes, application, and admission procedures with various students from Secondary Schools, and the Community College.
They will also host a Town Hall Meeting in Marriaqua on Thursday November 8th at 5:00 p.m. at the Kingdom Life Tabernacle Church, Mesopotamia, for students, teachers and the general public.
An Open Day will also be held at the University Centre from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Friday November 9th.
The Open House is an opportunity for parents and prospective students to meet and dialogue with faculty and administrative staff about academic programmes, scholarships, and other opportunities available for students at the University of the West Indies.
It takes place from November 5th to 9th.
Source: NBC Radio