Education Minister, Anthony Garcia, says the Ministry of Education has not given up the fight to bring back discipline and ensure a peaceful environment in the nation's schools.
Speaking on The Morning Brew show today, the education minister confirmed that the ministry has been working closely with Police Commissioner Gary Griffith and his team, to find solutions to the increasing indiscipline and violence in the nation’s 700-plus schools.
The children of the pre-school principal who was fatally stabbed yesterday, as well as those of her attacker, will receive counselling support from school social workers and the Student Support Services Division.
In addition, counselling will be provided—upon request—to the children attending the pre-school where the vicious attack occurred.
Gunmen climbed onto rooftops of the Plannings at Upper and Lower Nelson Street and were firing off "warning/message" gunshots at each other on Wednesday morning, when five stray bullets ended up penetrating a classroom at the South East Port of Spain Secondary School.
One of the bullets ricocheted and grazed a female teacher on the hand, while another bullet went just over the head of a pupil while he was sitting his end of term examination. The bullet missed his head by mere centimetres.
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.
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…
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.
A Guayaguayare mother wants Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith to find out why his officers have failed to charge a student who slashed her daughter’s face, leaving her with partial facial paralysis.
Education Minister Anthony Garcia says his ministry will be opening all schools on Friday 7th despite the planned action by TTUTA.
Minister Garcia is also asking teachers to remember their responsibility to their students.
He said he could not say if teachers could face disciplinary action but added that if it comes to that he will have to speak with the Chief Personnel Officer.
On Wednesday, TTUTA president Lynsley Doodhai advised parents of students to keep their children home on September 7th.