education

Emotional TTUTA president demands meeting with Garcia

TTUTA Pres­i­dent An­to­nia De­Fre­itas is de­mand­ing a meet­ing with Min­is­ter of Ed­u­ca­tion An­tho­ny Gar­cia. This time around to dis­cuss is­sues re­lat­ing to COSTAATT's part-time lec­tur­ers.

At a protest out­side the col­lege’s city cam­pus this morn­ing De­Fre­itas said the lec­tur­ers have been in­tim­i­dat­ed by the ad­min­is­tra­tion for a num­ber of years. She said the union would not sit by and tol­er­ate this type of op­pres­sion.

Another school fight video goes viral

The video of a school fight has surfaced on social media, this time allegedly between female students of a St Augustine school.

In the video, the students were seen shoving, slapping and punching each other, while their classmates scream in excitement.

This all took place in a hallway of the school.

The fight appears to have continued outside the school compound, as another video shows the students fighting in a savannah. However, the physical row is quelled by an adult, as the rest of the school students look on from higher ground.

Parents at Couva West Secondary stage protest

Angry parents of students attending the defunct Couva West Secondary School are demanding that an immediate solution be found to house students.

Parents demonstrated outside the school at Baliser Street on Thursday, after a meeting with Education Minister Anthony Garcia flopped when the minister failed to show.

Junior Panorama Finals this weekend

Thirty two junior steelbands will be vying for championship status in their respective categories, this weekend, at the National Schools Panorama Finals.

The competition takes place on Sunday 26 January, 2020 from 9:00 am, at the Queen’s Park Savannah in Port of Spain.

The three categories being contested are Primary Schools, Secondary Schools and Elite (21 & Under Group).

Finalists were selected after several days of judging at the competitors’ schools, panyards and communities.

S.E.A. will be on 2 April 2020

The date for the Secondary Entrance Assessment (S.E.A.) has been officially confirmed and announced, and Education Minister Anthony Garcia says this year will see the largest number of students writing the exam in recent years.

The education minister, who made the announcement this morning, says this year’s exam will focus on Creative Writing, Critical Thinking and Problem Solving Skills.

Safety issues at Point Fortin East Secondary still not addressed

The Parent-Teacher Association for the Point Fortin East Secondary School is threatening to take action, if something is not done about conditions at the school, which it says are dangers to students and teachers, alike.

The school’s PTA wants to know whether the Ministry—and by extension the Minister of Education—will be addressing the many safety issues at Point Fortin East Secondary.

Police show students proper road safety discipline

Two Sec­ondary Schools have been the ben­e­fi­cia­ry of prop­er Road Safe­ty guide­lines.

Stu­dents of Mt Hope Sec­ondary and Suc­cess/Laven­tille Sec­ondary Schools have been shown the im­por­tance of prac­tic­ing road dis­ci­pline when cross­ing the road, pay­ing at­ten­tion to road sig­nage, be­ing sen­si­tised to the dan­gers and risks as­so­ci­at­ed with dri­ving.

High Court rules in favour of Tobago contract teachers

Contract teachers throughout Tobago have won a constitutional motion which they had filed against the Tobago House of Assembly (THA) for their rights to all gratuity payments and all monies owing to them.

The THA has been ordered to immediately pay the teachers all outstanding payments, plus interest,

UTT shake up

Former employees of the University of Trinidad and Tobago (UTT) who were promised the 25 per cent in severance benefit payments withheld by the university believe they will face

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