Ramai Trace parents protest over grazing cows at school

The Ramai Trace Hindu School is 95 percent complete but it the ground in so overgrown with bush that it is now being used as a pasture for cows and goats.

In the meantime, over 200 students from the school are attending classes in the Hanuman Milan Mandir at Penal Rock Road, located several miles away.

Frustrated that their young loved ones were attending classes in a cramped, poorly ventilated mandir with limited washrooms, angry parents staged a protest at the overgrown school on Wednesday morning.

Garcia gets ‘cussing’ in class report today

Ed­u­ca­tion Min­is­ter An­tho­ny Gar­cia is ex­pect­ed to re­ceive a re­port to­day on an in­ci­dent in­volv­ing a stu­dent of the Ma­yaro Sec­ondary School who was re­cent­ly video­taped us­ing ob­scene lan­guage in front of a teacher in a class­room.

The 29-sec­ond video, which has been wide­ly shared on so­cial me­dia since Thurs­day, ap­pears to have been record­ed by an­oth­er stu­dent.

Gar­cia held an emer­gency meet­ing with min­istry of­fi­cials on Fri­day and called for an im­me­di­ate in­ves­ti­ga­tion in­to the in­ci­dent.

Association of Denominational Boards of Education condemns St Pius attack

The Association of Denominational Boards of Education has condemned a second attack of school personnel within a four-month period this year, in reference to the stabbing of a teacher at the St Pius Boy's RC School.

In February this year, the principal of the Tunapuna Hindu School was also assaulted on the school compound.

The attack on the teacher at the St Pius Boy's RC School took place on May 13 while the teacher was in her classroom.

She is currently warded at the Mt Hope Hospital.

Counselling for St Pious students, teachers after stabbing

The Ministry of Education’s Health, Safety and Security Division along with the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service are investigating a stabbing incident that took place at the St Pious Boys’ RC School on Monday.

The Education Ministry says that reports coming into the School Supervision Division have indicated that the teacher involved is in a stable condition at hospital.

Ministers: No school closures over water for rest of this term

The Ministers of Education and Public Utilities have given assurances that water shortages will not prompt schools to close unexpectedly for the duration of the term, despite projections that the harsh dry season will continue into July.

Minister of Education Anthony Garcia met with Minister of Public Utilities, Robert Le Hunte, to review the protocols that ensure schools are prioritised in the water distribution schedule in effect nationwide.

Garcia says principals will have to alert the ministry at the end of the school day if there are supply challenges.

Trini basketballers celebrate academic and sporting success

T&T’s elite athletes Ashton Demurrell, Chike Augustine and Leston Gordon have all successfully graduated from their respective colleges and universities. This comes in light of several graduation ceremonies held in the U.S over the weekend.

All three elite athletes received an athletic-scholarship to the U.S following their participation in the annually hosted Caribbean Hoops 25/8 Exposure Camp in Trinidad.

In the camp’s first edition, Leston Gordon pioneered the success of the programme after obtaining a scholarship to Lee College in Baytown, Texas in 2014.