JET to Honour Teachers as it Celebrates the 20th Anniversary of the Schools’ Environment Programme

I can hardly think of anything more important than environmental education, especially in these treacherous times. Now the Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) is celebrating the 20th anniversary (can it really be so long?) of its Schools’ Environment Programme (SEP), which I consider to be a model programme of its kind. I have written about the … More JET to Honour Teachers as it Celebrates the 20th Anniversary of the Schools’ Environment Programme

JFJ Welcomes Announced Prohibition of Corporal Punishment in Schools

Pressure has been building for quite a while for the Government to end corporal punishment in schools. It’s about time, in my view. I have heard some horror stories of vindictive teachers injuring children at school; and yet many Jamaicans actually do believe in the “spare the rod and spoil the child” creed. I’m sorry, but … More JFJ Welcomes Announced Prohibition of Corporal Punishment in Schools

Corrupt Practices in Jamaica’s Education System: Guest Blog Post by Wayne Campbell

Here is a guest post by fellow blogger and educator Wayne Campbell. I touched on this issue in my last news update. It struck me then that the remarks by the English professor was almost the first time I had heard anyone speak openly on this issue – at least to my knowledge. I love … More Corrupt Practices in Jamaica’s Education System: Guest Blog Post by Wayne Campbell

Jamaica Environmental Action Awards 2013

The Jamaica Environment Trust launched its fourth annual Jamaica Environmental Action Awards recently. Except where otherwise specified, the awards are open to individuals and groups (non-governmental organizations, community-based organizations, private sector organizations, government agencies etc). The instructions and full details of awards in each of the categories below are available on the Jamaica Environment Trust … More Jamaica Environmental Action Awards 2013