Public School System

Japan hands over 3 buses

Japan hands over 3 buses

Japan Ambassador Kazunari Tanaka attended the handover ceremony of new school buses for Ajeltake Elementary School, Laura High School and Majuro Cooperative School earlier this month. $83,968 was provided to fund the bus for each school through the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Project (GGP). The public school ceremony was attended by Education Minister […]

Schools do packets, in-person

Schools do packets, in-person

WILMER JOEL Upward Bound Program is sticking to its traditional school calendar and is scheduled to start classes next week. This program is a college preparatory program that provides eligible high schoolers rigorous academic support and guidance toward post-secondary education. However, there will be changes in how students will enter the campus at the College […]

Kwaj ends quarantine operation

HILARY HOSIA Following two years of being one of the strictest quarantine sites in the world, the US Army Garrison-Kwajalein Atoll wrapped up its quarantine program this week, according to a news story from the August 27 edition of the Kwajalein Hourglass. Since RMI began its repatriation program towards the end of 2020, there was […]

Taiwan initiative engages youth

Taiwan initiative engages youth

How do get students with nothing to do stay busy during summer? Simple. Send them to a summer community activity. Taiwan’s Technical Mission teamed up with Taiwan Health Center and the Public School System to deliver a joint horticulture-nutrition-health activity at Marshall Islands High School July 28. A total of 51 students from elementary and […]

Students call for climate issue classes

Students call for climate issue classes

WILMER JOEL The second annual Climate Change Week kicked off its opening ceremony and Career Day at the Public School System Conference Monday amidst spring break for the schools.“The purpose of this one-week event is to teach the youth that Climate Change is not just about sea level rise,” said National Energy Office Ben Wakefield. […]

Prices skyrocket in RMI

Prices skyrocket in RMI

GIFF JOHNSON Food, vehicle fuel, transportation costs for imported goods, and taxi prices are up dramatically compared to a year ago.But a lesser appreciated price increase will have a similarly big impact on people in the Marshall Islands. This is the cost of building materials.The International Monetary Fund said inflation is expected to be six […]

Fire wrecks canoe center

Fire wrecks canoe center

GIFF JOHNSON Fires have long been the scourge of Majuro and Sunday’s blaze that destroyed the Waan Aelon in Majel (Canoes of the Marshall Islands) two-story offices and workshops proved that point.Firefighting equipment and know-how is rarely able to stop a fire in progress. The best that can be hoped for in Majuro is that […]

Jaluit knocks off private schools

Jaluit knocks off private schools

WILMER JOEL Jaluit High School became the first outer island high school to win the coveted Jeopardy competition — defeating three private schools to win the title for Education Week.The competition was originally the brainchild of the US Embassy late last year when it hosted the first Jeopardy game in the Marshall Islands focused on […]

MISAT results spark debate

MISAT results spark debate

GIFF JOHNSON “Eighth graders’ results a bomb” blared the page one headline in the Journal’s August 28, 2020 edition.Fast forward to this week, and the high school entrance results are out with almost exactly the same result as last year. In 2020, only 109 — 12.5 percent — out of 868 taking the test managed […]

Japan aids DES transport

Japan aids DES transport

There is no better way to end the fiscal year than with a new school bus. Delap Elementary School (DES) Principal Loretta Case and Vice Principal David Robert were present last week for a signing ceremony of a grant for a new bus at Japan Embassy. The ceremony was short and straight to the point. […]