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.

Judge: Pay teachers more …students need brightest minds teaching them

Call­ing for teach­ers to be giv­en the same salaries as doc­tors, lawyers and en­gi­neers, High Court Judge Frank Seep­er­sad says too of­ten teach­ers in T&T are treat­ed un­fair­ly and with­out re­spect.

Speak­ing at the Na­pari­ma Col­lege Founders Day at the school's au­di­to­ri­um on Wednes­day, Seep­er­sad said the role of teach­ers must nev­er be un­der­es­ti­mat­ed.

"Our teach­ers have been tak­en for grant­ed and their pro­fes­sion­al de­vel­op­ment has to be viewed as a mat­ter of na­tion­al im­por­tance," Seep­er­sad said.

PM reads to students

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley was at the Carenage Boys Gov't School reading for the students this morning.

Today is World Read Aloud Day.

Photo: Twitter| OPM Trinidad and Tobago

Ministry extends suspension of 'weed-smoking' students as defiant IG video emerges

Education Minister Anthony Garcia is disturbed about a video on Instagram which shows the suspended Diego Martin North Secondary School girls boasting about their deeds.

The video on Instagram Live shows at least two of the girls who were at home due to the suspension "bigging up" their drug supplier while boasting that their exploits which were shared numerous times on social media had made them famous.

Responding to the video Minister Anthony Garcia said he was greatly disturbed by the video and confirmed that their suspensions have been extended.