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Men enter school seeking recommendation Principal attacked with baton

Po­lice are in­ves­ti­gat­ing a bru­tal at­tack on the prin­ci­pal of the Tu­na­puna (Simb­hoonath Capildeo) Hin­du Pri­ma­ry School by two men yes­ter­day.

Up to press time, prin­ci­pal Jee­wan Ramd­hanie was be­ing treat­ed at the Er­ic Williams Med­ical Sci­ences Com­plex in Mount Hope for in­juries he sus­tained in the at­tack, which hap­pened in full view of all those who were still on the school com­pound at the time. The T&T Guardian was told the in­ci­dent left teach­ers and stu­dents high­ly trau­ma­tised.

Principal assaulted on school compound

The principal of the Tunapuna Hindu School is being treated at hospital after being attacked on the school's compound.

Gewan Ramdhanie was attacked by two people who were seeking a recommendation for a student.

According to reports, the individuals were escorted to the principal's office by security. When he emerged from his office, he was reportedly attacked in the presence of some students.

CNC3 understands he sustained some injuries to his head and was taken to hospital for treatment.

Naps and Guaico Pres take schools’ pan titles

Guaico Presbyterian Primary School, Naparima Combined and Shell Invaders Youth Steel Orchestras emerged victorious in their respective categories at the recently-concluded National Junior Panorama competition on Sunday at Carnival City, Queen’s Park Savannah, Port of Spain.

NIHERST, bmobile host first ever Carnival Science Week

Communications company bmobile has joined forces with NIHERST to host Trinidad and Tobago’s first ever Carnival Science Week; a six-day educational event that explores the relationship between science and Carnival.

The event, which is open to the public, will take place at the NIHERST National Science Centre Headquarters in D’Abadie from February 18 to 23.

Carnival Science Week will showcase the impact of Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) on our country’s most renowned cultural festival, with activities, workshops and seminars for children and adults.

Former Fatima student awarded 2019 Korean Scholarship

For­mer Fa­ti­ma Col­lege and New­town Boys’ RC School stu­dent Joshua Chu For has been award­ed the 2019 Ko­re­an Gov­ern­ment Schol­ar­ship to pur­sue an un­der­grad­u­ate de­gree ma­jor­ing in Elec­tri­cal En­gi­neer­ing at Ko­rea Uni­ver­si­ty in Seoul, Ko­rea.

A state­ment from the em­bassy said Chu For will be­gin his de­gree pro­gramme in March 2019 with one-year ad­di­tion­al study on Ko­re­an Lan­guage in or­der to fa­mil­iarise him­self with new stu­dent life in Ko­rea.

Sparks in electrical panel causes school's closure

Students of Santa Flora Government Primary school had to be evacuated from their temporary quarters at Beach Camp on Tuesday after an electrical panel box began sparking inside the school.

A total of 242 pupils, 15 teachers, three cleaners and a security guard had to flee Beach Camp facilities in Palo Seco, because of the fire.

The school had been shut down because of deplorable conditions and the entire school had been relocated to Beach Camp in 2015. 

Works begins on bat-infested school

Four months af­ter the Rio Claro AS­JA Pri­ma­ry was shut down be­cause of a bat in­fes­ta­tion, re­me­di­al work has fi­nal­ly start­ed on the di­lap­i­dat­ed school.

In an in­ter­view, PTA pres­i­dent Ve­da Ma­haraj, who led a protest last week, said she was hap­py to see con­trac­tors on site do­ing re­pairs to the roof.

Since Oc­to­ber, pupils have been at­tend­ing class­es at the Rio Claro Pres­by­ter­ian School and the Rio Claro Masjid.

Bush fire affects school

Three days a bush fire forced the evacuation of 900 plus pupils at the Princes Town No1 and No 2 Presbyterian Primary Schools, classes had to be dismissed early again on Monday.

President of the PTA Nola Ramjohn-Karim said the fire damaged the school's water lines and a hydroponic system which was set up inside the school compound. Ironically, it started behind the school, around 11 am on Thursday, shortly after the T&T Fire Services completed a drill at the school, Ramjohn-Karim added.

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