MINISTER OF EDUCATION

The Hon. Jeffrey L. Lloyd

Member of Parliament, South Beach 

Jeffrey Leonard Lloyd was born in New Providence, The Bahamas, on October 6th, 1951, to Stanford Lloyd and Eltoy Taylor. He attended both primary and high school in New Providence. After graduating from St. Augustine’s College in 1969, he continued his education abroad, receiving an Associate’s Degree from St. Gregory’s College, Oklahoma in 1971, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications from Xavier University, New Orleans in 1974.

 

 

Mr. Lloyd began his career as a news reporter for ZNS Radio. Not long afterward he accepted a post at St. Augustine’s College, where he taught English and Drama for 5 years. From there he went to the United States to work as a Communications Consultant for the company AT&T. In 1984 he returned to The Bahamas and taught at Aquinas College until 1986, then became Country Manager for the Colgate-Palmolive Company in The Bahamas.

In 1994, he joined Love 97 FM Radio as News Director and host of the talk show “Face Off”, and later “Issues of the Day”. Afterward, he went on to study law at the University of Wolverhampton, England, and completed his Certificate of Legal Education at the Eugene Dupuch Law School in Nassau. In 2009 he was called to The Bahamas Bar. Today Mr. Lloyd is an inactive partner in the law firm Colonels Chambers former hosts the talk-shows “Jeffrey” on Star 106.5 FM, and “In Focus” on Cable Channel 12. He is also the current Minister of Education in The Bahamas.

 

 

Mr. Lloyd is married to the former Michelle Donna Marie Mitchell. He is the proud father of 5 daughters and also has 5 grand children. A Roman Catholic by faith, he is very active in his church. Additionally, he has played an important role in the Rotary Club for many years.

 

May 10, 2017, elected Member of Parliament for South Beach. May 15 2017, appointment Minister of Education by Her Excellency.

 

 

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The Bahamas’ Ministry of Education (Moe) has responsibility for more than 50,000 K-12 students in approximately 170 educational institutions in The Commonwealth of The Bahamas, which are dispersed over 14 districts in the major islands. Our goal is to increase the graduation rate from 50% to 80% by 2030. The MoE aims to create an educational system that is technologically sound and competitive and that develops the strengths of each child, whether academic or otherwise, towards the maximum contribution that he/she is able to make to the national development of The Bahamas.

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