Bull Bay All-Age gets science boost

Jamaica Gleaner - - ACROSS THE NATION -

Ex­ec­u­tive Direc­tor of Sci­en­tific Re­search Coun­cil (SRC) Dr Cliff Ri­ley (sec­ond right) presents the Im­prov­ing In­no­va­tion Ca­pac­i­ties in the Caribbean Project (INVOCAB) sign to Bull Bay All-Age School prin­ci­pal Justin Dun­can (left) and teacher Lor­raine Fran­cis-Wright (sec­ond left) dur­ing a science lab­o­ra­tory com­mis­sion­ing cer­e­mony at the school in St Thomas on Thurs­day. At right is man­ager of the in­for­ma­tion services divi­sion at the SRC, Kerry-Ann Cur­tis. The INVOCAB project, be­ing done in con­junc­tion with the Trinida­dian agency, Na­tional In­sti­tute of Higher Ed­u­ca­tion, Re­search, Science and Technology, is a science-based project geared at help­ing stu­dents to im­prove per­for­mance in the science and technology sub­ject ar­eas. The project, val­ued at $130 mil­lion, is sup­ported by the Euro­pean Union and the Gov­ern­ment of Ja­maica. The Gov­ern­ment has also do­nated $30,000 to each par­tic­i­pat­ing school to pro­vide se­cu­rity for the labs. Lo­cal part­ners of INVOCAB in­clude the Min­istry of Ed­u­ca­tion, Youth and In­for­ma­tion; the Univer­sity of Technology; The Mico Univer­sity Col­lege; and Church Teach­ers’ Col­lege.

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