education

Class bully fractures boy's wrist at Barrackpore East, Garcia orders probe

Terrified for the safety of her son, who was brutally attacked by a school bully, Jane Samaroo is now begging Education Minister Anthony Garcia to secure a transfer for him.

Speaking outside the San Fernando General Hospital after doctors removed a cast from his fractured wrist Wednesday, Samaroo said her entire family is now suffering because she had lost her job after her son's attack.

Windermere students perform 'Abba' songs in Christmas Musical

What does the Swedish pop group ABBA  have to do with Christmas?

Some may say nothing seeing that the ABBA group, formed in 1972,  never officially recorded any official Christmas songs.

However, last Friday, students of Windermere Private School successfully presented their Christmas Musical with an ABBA-themed nativity called A Bethlehem Baby Arrives.

Classes resume at the ASJA Primary School

Classes at the ASJA Primary School have resumed after Public Health inspectors visited the school this morning and found no evidence of hand foot and mouth disease on the compound.

The following is a press release from the Ministry of Education:

"Teachers and students have resumed normal classes at the ASJA Primary School in San Fernando after Public Health Inspectors visited the school this morning and assured the principal and teachers there is no evidence of hand, foot and mouth disease on the compound. 

University School is 1st school from T&T to attain the international LEAF Award

The Ministry of Planning and Development through the Environmental Policy and Planning Division is extending congratulations to The University School for being the first school from Trinidad and Tobago to attain the prestigious international LEAF Award which they received on Friday 12th October, 2018 for their project highlighting the importance of Wetlands in addressing climate change.

The LEAF Award is part of the LEAF Programme, one of five programmes under the Foundation for Environmental Education operating out of Denmark.

Ministry: Tuberculosis that killed ASJA Girls' staff member not contagious

The Ministry of Education says that the necessary measures were taken to allay the concerns of the staff, students and parents of the ASJA Girls' College, Charlieville following the death of one of the school's auxiliary staff.

The passing has raised concerns for stakeholders of the college as her cause of death was identified as pulmonary Tuberculosis.

The ministry says it was advised that the latent case of the disease that had been contracted was in no way contagious and staff and students would not be affected.

Fix education system or face economic doom, Minister warns

Minister of State in the Ministry of Education Dr Lovell Francis has warned that Trinidad and Tobago is facing a "watershed" economic moment and must develop its human capital if it is to prevent economic ruin.

Speaking at Tobago's second consultation on the Draft Education Policy Paper 2017-2012 at the Victor E. Bruce Financial Complex in Scarborough on Tuesday, November 27, Lovell said the country's educators must create a policy to drive economic change. 

UWI: Article was wrong, no agreement for £200M repa­ra­tion pay­ments

The Uni­ver­si­ty of the West In­dies (UWI) says there is no agree­ment with the Uni­ver­si­ty of Glas­gow for repa­ra­tion pay­ments.

Vice-Chan­cel­lor of The Uni­ver­si­ty of the West In­dies (The UWI) Prof Sir Hi­lary Beck­les said the head­line of the sto­ry orig­i­nal­ly pub­lished in the Ja­maica Glean­er News­pa­per dat­ed No­vem­ber 25, 2018, "Glas­gow Uni­ver­si­ty To Pay Repa­ra­tions For £200m Ex­tract­ed From Re­gion"— and sub­se­quent­ly car­ried by oth­er re­gion­al me­dia out­lets — is in­ac­cu­rate.

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