education

School maxi taxi drivers say protests not political

President of the Maxi-Taxi School Transport Concessionaires, Rodney Ramlogan, says their protest action has nothing to do with politics.

Rodney Ramlogan says they protested when they weren't getting a fair deal from the People's Partnership, and their recent protest has nothing to do with the fact that the PNM is now in office.

He states the drivers have been providing a service for 28 years, and want to continue to do so, but they must be paid on time, for the work they are doing.

Kamla: “Let us all put our nation's children first…”

Opposition Leader, Kamla Persa-Bissessar, is urging citizens in the nation to “refocus our energies, efforts and resources towards fulfilling the requirements of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, a UN Convention to which this country is signatory.

In her message in observance of Universal Children’s Day 2019, the former prime minister and UNC political leader says the promotion and celebration of children’s rights will only redound towards building a better world for T&T’s children.

Garcia’s wish: “Every child receiving quality education at any school in T&T…”

Education minister, Anthony Garcia, has revealed his personal dream for the children of this country.

In a personal message in observance of Universal Children’s Day 2019, the minister says hopes to see one day that every child can receive a quality education at any school in this country.

The minister also makes an appeal for all hands on deck, to help the ministry achieve this goal.

The full text of the minister’s remarks, follow…

Work continues on Edinburgh Government Primary

A contractor currently is on site at the Edinburgh Government Primary School.

This, as the school has been dealing with an infestation of pigeons in the school's ceiling since the beginning of the new school term.

Parents of students attending the school say several students have fallen ill with rashes, respiratory problems, severe itching and asthma attacks.

During the Urgent Questions session in the Senate today, minister of agriculture, Senator Clarence Rambharat—who spoke on the education minister's behalf—said the issue should be rectified by Thursday.

Primary School Principals' Association: Unfair to supervise students outside school hours

Primary school principals are saying it's unfair to expect principals and teachers to supervise children outside of school hours and are therefore calling on the education ministry to pay school monitors for that purpose.

The National Primary School principals' association's call comes after an incident at the San Fernando Boys RC school where a student's skull was sliced by another student who was using a sharp object that came from a pencil sharpener.

The education minister said an investigation has been launched.

TTUTA takes protest to San Fernando

De­spite the omi­nous weath­er threat­en­ing to spoil their protest, thou­sands of teach­ers were re­lent­less in voic­ing their dis­con­tent over Gov­ern­ment’s fail­ure to amend their salaries since 2014. 

As the red army pro­ceed­ed through the streets of San Fer­nan­do yes­ter­day, there was some traf­fic con­ges­tion and cu­rios­i­ty among shop­pers, pedes­tri­ans and work­ers in their busi­ness­es.

TTUTA wants more interest from teachers

Teach­ers need to par­tic­i­pate more in the busi­ness of the union that rep­re­sents them and their in­ter­ests.

This ac­cord­ing to the new­ly-elect­ed Trinidad and To­ba­go Uni­fied Teach­ers’ As­so­ci­a­tion (TTUTA) An­to­nia De Fre­itas who was speak­ing af­ter she and five oth­ers were sworn in­to the ex­ec­u­tive at the as­so­ci­a­tion’s head of­fice in Curepe yes­ter­day.

New TTUTA executive elected

Members of the Trinidad and Tobago Unified Teachers Association (TTUTA) have elected the union’s first female president.

Preliminary results show Antonia Tekah-De Freitas has replaced Lynsley Doodhai at the helm.

She emerged victorious with 3,623 votes.

Kady Beckles has been elected General Secretary.

In addition, Marlon Seales, Kyrla Robertson-Thomas and Darren Lee Him will now hold the posts of First, Second and Third Vice Presidents, respectively.

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