Education Minister Anthony Garcia yesterday scolded a group of schoolgirls who were recorded smoking marijuana in their school uniforms, saying it is illegal and “you will have to pay the consequences for your actions.”
He also said that the children have disappointed their parents, “Their parents may be hanging their heads in shame.”
The T&T Unified Teachers Association (TTUTA) has sued the State over its failure to pay its members extra for marking Caribbean Examination Council (CXC) school-based assessments (SBAs).
In an interpretation claim filed in the High Court last Thursday, TTUTA is asking the court to determine if its members should be compensated for their continued work on CXC’s Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) and Caribbean Advance Proficiency Examination (CAPE) exams.
A single mother is calling for a teacher who brutally beat her ten-year-old son with a piece of wood to be fired and face criminal charges. “My son has already been through so much. I cannot believe this happen,” lamented mother Stacy Valasquez.
The incident, which occurred at St David's RC School last Friday, is being investigated by the Ministry of Education and the Child Protection Unit.
Teachers must embrace Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) training if they are to properly mould pupils for the future.
So said acting Chief Education Officer John Roopchan as he addressed teachers during an ICT Professional Development programme held at Naparima College in San Fernando.
Twenty unfinished schools have been placed on a priority list for completion, among these the Chatham Government Primary School.
This was revealed by Education Minister Anthony Garcia in response to complaints from residents that three primary schools in Cedros were shut down because of infrastructural defects.
Garcia said many of the incomplete schools were held up because of outstanding debts owed to contractors.
National scholars studying medicine in Jamaica say they will explore their legal options if Government refuses to pay tuition as promised.
The video depicting students of Queen’s Royal College having a heated verbal standoff over the sexual orientation and preferences of students has prompted a debate about accommodation for the LGBTQI community in secondary schools.