Boost for Primary Education Support Project

first_imgBoost for Primary Education Support Project EducationApril 6, 2010 RelatedBoost for Primary Education Support Project Advertisements RelatedBoost for Primary Education Support Projectcenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail A sum of $462.7 million has been earmarked for the Primary Education Support Project in the 2010/11 Estimates of Expenditure, currently before the House of Representatives.This project, which is being implemented by the Ministry of Education, aims to contribute to the improved performance, efficiency and equity of the Primary Education System, through the effective implementation of the Revised Primary Curriculum and the national assessment standards in all primary schools. It also seeks to provide 5,175 additional primary school places by replacing five schools, extending five and constructing two new schools.The allocation will be used to complete construction of the Fruitfulvale All-Age and Mansfield Primary Schools. It will also be used to commence construction of Hellshire and Red Hills Road Primary Schools.Up to February 2010, a number of targets were met, including the completion of construction activities at Gordon Town, Guys Hill, Chester Castle, Mayfield and Bromley All-Age schools, and Christiana Leased and Lucea Primary schools; practical completion at the Sheffield All-age, while work is in progress at Fruitfulvale All-Age with 88 per cent complete, and 77 per cent complete at Mansfield Primary. Prequalification of contractors for the construction of Red Hills Road and Hellshire Primary Schools has commenced.Approximately 8,600 teachers have been trained in the delivery of the Revised Primary Curriculum (RPC) from grades one to six, and another 856 teachers in continuous assessment; 89 teachers in classroom assessment; fellowships awarded to 54 Teachers’ College Lecturers; four long-term and 14 short-term fellowships awarded, which will focus on successful planning; 730 Principals trained under the Principals Diploma Programme; six persons in Psychometric Testing; and 170 senior managers and education officers completed the advanced training in Education Management.In addition, 34,000 copies of supplementary readers and six assessment-training manuals to support the delivery of the Revised Primary Curriculum have been distributed to 800 schools; instructional materials for Literacy 1-2-3 programmes have been developed; 3,000 grades one to three teachers, 32 masters trainers and 120 literacy specialists to deliver literacy 1-2-3 programmes in 797 primary and independent schools have been trained; instructional technology programme has been introduced in 69 schools, and resource materials and computers distributed; the services of 90 consultants and 30 goods-contracts have been procured; the grade one Learning Profile has been revised and implemented; the delivery of the Literacy 1-2-3 materials to 800 schools has been completed; new standards for the RPC in social studies, mathematics, language arts, music, visual arts, religious education and physical education at grades one to three has been developed; and information technology rollout in an additional 60 schools has been completed.The project, which is being funded by the Government and the Inter-American Development Bank, is slated to be completed by January 2011. RelatedBoost for Primary Education Support Projectlast_img read more

Assistant Director Physical Plant

first_imgPosition Overview:Assists with the overall operation, maintenance, and security offacilities, equipment, and grounds. Complies with all procedures,policies, and regulations and ensure timely response to regulatoryissues and inspection findings. Follows organizational structure toaccommodate growth and change in priorities. Communicates equipmentneeds for services. Maintain positive vendor/customerrelationships. Ensure that projects meet specifications.Department Specific Essential Job Functions:Participates in planning office operations, assisting with fiscalmanagement, and leading the department in the absence of theDirector. Handles confidential matters with discretion. Assists theDirector in developing and administering policies and procedures.Is responsible for generating the Physical Plant Reports. Thisposition is deemed mission essential. In case of inclement weatheror other emergency situations, the incumbent is expected to reportto work as directed, provided the process of getting to worklocation does not put the incumbent into dangerous situation. Maywork shifts other than the traditional Monday-Friday,8:00a.m.-5:00p.m. hours; as well as other shifts and schedules forsnow removal and/or other emergencies. Overseesconstruction/remodel projects throughout the year. Manages andcoordinates the maintenance/operation activities of the University.Assists guidance and direction to personnel and contractors engagedin maintenance, repair, minor renovations, cleaning, and care ofthe campus buildings, equipment, grounds and environmental systems(HVAC). Assists in prioritizing and managing a plan of action forpreventive maintenance, repairs, replacement, etc. Interacts withUniversity officials, outside agencies, contractors, vendors, etc.,to exchange information concerning service requests, scope of work,project progress, scheduling, etc. Develops and revises policiespertaining to the provisions of services. Oversees large servicecontracts and evaluates effectiveness of services provided.Performs inspections on work in progress and upon completion.Oversee warranty enforcement. Manages and coordinates staff torespond to any or all facilities emergencies, including inclementweather emergencies. Manages and coordinates duties and needs ofevents, before, during, and after the events are completed.Complies with and enforces Occupational Safety and Health Act(OSHA) provisions. Performs other related duties as necessary tosupport the UCO mission.QualificationsQualifications/Experience Required:Requires a university degree in related field plus 6+ years ofrelevant experience or 10+ years of equivalent work experience thatprovides knowledge of and exposure to fundamental theories,principles, and concepts. Requires the application of expertise ina chosen field to achieve results.Qualifications/Experience Preferred :Bachelor’s degree in general engineering, engineering management,construction management, architecture or related field. Minimumfive (5) years experience in project and time management. Must havesix (6) years experience in managing the operations and/ormaintenance of commercial or public building complexes ordesigning, planning or the superintending of such complexes.Experience in tracking, documenting and reporting on projects,programs, budgets, etc. Must possess a valid Driver’sLicense.Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:Strong knowledge of building construction and systems. Able tocreate detailed scopes of work. Knowledge of budgets and basicaccounting practices. Reads, understands manuals and instructionsprinted in English and documents legibly in same. Must be able toread and follow blueprints, schematics, drawings and O & MManuals. Must have good oral and written communications skills,good organizational and public relations skills, and basic computerskills. Knowledgeable in sound human relations practices inestablishing and maintaining effective working relations within thePhysical Plant and UCO Community, as well as outside vendors, inorder to fulfill the expectations of this job description.Knowledge of OSHA Guidelines, building codes, and ADA compliance.Knowledge of use and disposal of chemicals common to the trade in amanner which protects oneself, others in the work area, and theenvironment. Willing to attend seminars, etc. to upgrade skillsand/or obtain required training to retain certification relative totrade. Ability to lead people, and communicate clear, concisedirections and coordinate work assignments of subordinates.Physical Demands:Reasonable accommodations (in accordance with ADA requirements) maybe made, upon request, to enable individuals with disabilities toperform essential functions.last_img read more

PixelFLEX Aims New FLEXUltra XT at Studio Applications for LED

first_imgPixelFLEX’s new FLEXUltra XT is specifically for live production. Each panel is 16:9 aspect ratio, available in 1.5mm, 1.9mm and 2.5mm pixel pitch options and includes an impact-resistant COB PixelShield technology to withstand the demands of the production world. Additionally, the front-serviceable modules make it easy to maintain each panel, and the easy Z-Axis adjustments guarantee that your screen is always seamless, according to PixelFLEX. Utilizing magnetic connections and auto-locks, the FLEXUltra XT turns vertical rigging into a one-person job and the optional ground support system is complete with built-in levels and self-leveling footers.Details on the new FLEXUltra XT LED are here.Check out a video of the PixelFLEX LED FLEXUltra from InfoComm 2019 below:last_img

MSPL gases installs air separation plant for SAIL

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Road Construction Delaying Traffic on Seward, Sterling Hwys

first_imgMcCarthy: “This is the Sterling Highway milepost 114 to 135, which is resurfacing the Sterling Highway at Coho Loop Road, which is the historic milepost 114, and going to Ninilchik, which is the historic milepost 135.” FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Road construction on the Seward and Sterling Highways will delay traffic this summer as the Alaska Department of Transportation upgrades and maintains some of the Peninsula’s busiest thoroughfares. The DOT is also planning to repave the Kenai Spur Highway from milepost 8 to 12, which starts near Walmart and continues through Kenai to just past the North and South Forest intersection. That project will start later this summer and includes two large culvert replacements. Further delays are planned this month on the Sterling Highway from mile 94 to 96.5 for the Soldotna Pavement Preservation Project and on the Seward Highway from mile 50 to 75.center_img On the Sterling Highway, south of Soldotna, DOT spokeswoman Shannon McCarthy says work will begin within the next few days… You can always check 511.alaska.gov or call 511 for updates on DOT road construction and conditions.last_img read more