Garcia scolds schoolgirls smoking ganja in viral video

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.”

TTUTA sues State over SBA payment

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.

Ministry, child unit probe beating of Stacy’s son at school

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.

Educator: Teachers must embrace ICT training

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.

20 schools to be completed soon - Minister

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.

Suspension of 5 QRC students engages LGBTQI community

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.