Preparing for College – Can I afford it?

April 29th, 2018

The question every parent dreads is – ‘Mom, Dad I need some money.’ Of course if you are a parent then you are going to hear this quite often and it is important to have a response to that request. At times parents feel frustrated when they can’t find the money to meet the needs [...]

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Are you planning for your child’s financial future?

September 26th, 2017

When you grow up what career do you want to have? That is a familiar but annoying question that persons often ask persons as they make preparations to leave school.  The question they should be asking is: Have you made a financial plan for the future? Often young persons leave high school with no idea [...]

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Private education – Is it worth the cost?

February 12th, 2014

Recently I wrote about the high cost of attaining a tertiary education in Jamaica.  I however neglected the other expensive sector in education, that is, the exorbitant cost of preparatory schools. The government has provided infant and primary schools which cater to the educational needs of children aged 4 to 11 years old. These schools [...]

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Should the government pay for tertiary education?

February 8th, 2014

“Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world.” The above statement was made by the late renowned South African activist and president Nelson Mandela. His words are significant especially to our small island home.  The cost of many of the university programmes that are offered currently are placed far above [...]

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Free Education – at what cost?

March 24th, 2011

‘Anything Free nuh good.” This is a well known Jamaican proverb that suggests that if you are not paying for a service or product it must have a defect. However, the recession has forced many to rethink their aversion to ‘freeness’ as they scramble to make ends meet. The Minister of Education, has stated that [...]

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Should parents pay for extra lessons?

February 22nd, 2011

Okay, here is the problem, your child attends a school that begins at 7 am. and ends at 12 noon, how does the teacher cover all the content in the various subjects?  The solution is that the teacher offers extra lessons! The GSAT examinations which determine where a child will be placed for high school will be held [...]

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