Over 700 more teachers trained to integrate ICT in teaching

A new group of 735 secondary school teachers from 77 schools in Trinidad and seven schools in Tobago have successfully completed the Ministry of Education’s Information Communication Technology (ICT) Teacher Professional Development Programme.

The training is to empower teachers of all subject areas with the competencies to integrate ICT into their teaching and learning methodologies.

Teachers were awarded the Level II - Knowledge Deepening Certification at a graduation ceremony on Tuesday.

Parents seeking to raise $15 million to rebuild school

Having waited for four years on the government to rebuild their demolished school, parents of pupils attending Princes Town Presbyterian No 1 are now on a mission to raise $15 million to rebuild their school themselves.

They have already secured a design, obtained permission from the Presbyterian Primary School Board and are in the process of organizing fundraisers to attract supporters both locally and abroad.

The completed designs were on display at the University of T&T Tarouba campus.

SEA results next week Friday

Students who have written the Secondary Entrance Examination (SEA) will know their placings next week Friday.

Minister of Education Anthony Garcia announced that the results will be released on June 28th, during a press conference at Education Towers this morning.

The Minister also announced that results will continue to be published in newspapers, but parents will have to option to have their children's name removed.

Protest for new Rousillac school

Rousillac Hindu School pupils have been waiting the longest to get a new school but it seems they will be among the last to get it.

The children, who were displaced 16 years ago when a bush fire destroyed their school in 2003, have all grown up. 

On Thursday some of these former pupils joined with parents of the school to protest the government's delay in completing their school.

Construction of the 20 classroom building started in 2013 at a cost of $32 million.

Au­thor ded­i­cates book to East In­di­an folk­lore, su­per­sti­tion

Some 174 years ago when the Fa­tel Raza­ck brought 227 in­den­tured labour­ers from In­dia to Trinidad, they brought with them their cul­ture in the form of food, fash­ion, re­li­gion and mu­sic.

They al­so brought along their su­per­sti­tions and folk­lore, things that writer of Sug­ar Cane Val­ley Vashti Bowlah thinks are not high­light­ed enough.

That is the rea­son she de­cid­ed to write a book ded­i­cat­ed to East In­di­an folk­lore and su­per­sti­tion.

“If you don’t know where you came from how will you know where you’re go­ing?” Bowlah asked.

Parents want new Rousillac Hindu school completed

Par­ents yes­ter­day staged a plac­ard demon­stra­tion call­ing on Ed­u­ca­tion Min­is­ter An­tho­ny Gar­cia to com­plete the Rousil­lac Hin­du Pri­ma­ry School.

For the past six years, pupils have been housed at the Rousil­lac Com­mu­ni­ty Cen­tre, which is a ten minute walk from the in­com­plete school build­ing.

The school was de­stroyed by fire 17 years ago and six years ago the Gov­ern­ment be­gan build­ing a new school, but the project was halt­ed.