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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.

Schools closed for local government elections

The Education Ministry has advised that there will be no school on Monday December 2nd, the day of the local government elections.

According to a release issued by the ministry, the Chief Education Officer explains, this is to facilitate the elections process.

Some schools are used as voting centres.

Schools principals are advised that school will resume, as normal, on Tuesday November 3rd.


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Education Ministry to pay contracted maxi drivers $3.2 million today

The Ministry of Education says it will today pay a total of $3.2 million to 320 maxi taxi drivers who have been contracted by the PTSC to transport school children throughout the country.

The sum represents part payment of an outstanding $11.3m debt from last year.

On Friday, the drivers will also collect the final tranche of $8 million, as the ministry moves to settle all outstanding arrears.

Education Ministry assures payment to school maxi taxi drivers

The Ministry of Education says it has put measures in place to verify all invoices for payments to maxi taxi operators who are contracted by the Public Transport Service Corporation (PTSC) to transport school children.

The ministry says this decision follows concerns raised by persons from various quarters to carefully review and analyse all requests for payments, in order to ensure quality service and value for money.

Education Ministry: Contact us if you can't get your child into a primary school

The Education Ministry is advising that there is a place for all students seeking to enter primary school in September and says that any parent who has been unable to get his/her child enrolled in a school, should contact the Education District Office.

The latest advice came via a statement by the ministry today.

"The Minister of Education is assuring parents of primary school aged children, carded to enter primary school this September, that all students will have a place.

Education Ministry working on repairs to Princes Town East, Preysal Government

The Ministry of Education says it is working to effectively conduct repairs to the Princes Town East Secondary School as well as the Preysal Government Primary School.

The Ministry issued a statement in relation to the schools' problems today.

"The Ministry of Education is moving expeditiously to repair the malfunctioning heating and ventilation air-conditioning (HVAC) system at Princes Town East Secondary School.