education

University School is 1st school from T&T to attain the international LEAF Award

The Ministry of Planning and Development through the Environmental Policy and Planning Division is extending congratulations to The University School for being the first school from Trinidad and Tobago to attain the prestigious international LEAF Award which they received on Friday 12th October, 2018 for their project highlighting the importance of Wetlands in addressing climate change.

The LEAF Award is part of the LEAF Programme, one of five programmes under the Foundation for Environmental Education operating out of Denmark.

Ministry: Tuberculosis that killed ASJA Girls' staff member not contagious

The Ministry of Education says that the necessary measures were taken to allay the concerns of the staff, students and parents of the ASJA Girls' College, Charlieville following the death of one of the school's auxiliary staff.

The passing has raised concerns for stakeholders of the college as her cause of death was identified as pulmonary Tuberculosis.

The ministry says it was advised that the latent case of the disease that had been contracted was in no way contagious and staff and students would not be affected.

Fix education system or face economic doom, Minister warns

Minister of State in the Ministry of Education Dr Lovell Francis has warned that Trinidad and Tobago is facing a "watershed" economic moment and must develop its human capital if it is to prevent economic ruin.

Speaking at Tobago's second consultation on the Draft Education Policy Paper 2017-2012 at the Victor E. Bruce Financial Complex in Scarborough on Tuesday, November 27, Lovell said the country's educators must create a policy to drive economic change. 

UWI: Article was wrong, no agreement for £200M repa­ra­tion pay­ments

The Uni­ver­si­ty of the West In­dies (UWI) says there is no agree­ment with the Uni­ver­si­ty of Glas­gow for repa­ra­tion pay­ments.

Vice-Chan­cel­lor of The Uni­ver­si­ty of the West In­dies (The UWI) Prof Sir Hi­lary Beck­les said the head­line of the sto­ry orig­i­nal­ly pub­lished in the Ja­maica Glean­er News­pa­per dat­ed No­vem­ber 25, 2018, "Glas­gow Uni­ver­si­ty To Pay Repa­ra­tions For £200m Ex­tract­ed From Re­gion"— and sub­se­quent­ly car­ried by oth­er re­gion­al me­dia out­lets — is in­ac­cu­rate.

Naps boy wins President's Medal, Silver

Another Debe student Joshua Mohan from Naparima College has copped the President's Medal (Silver).

This follows the achievement of Debe's Golden Girl, Cassandra Khan, 17 of Naparima Girls High School who won President's Medal Gold.

The Debe pupils who attended Cedar Grove Private School and Canaan Presbyterian Primary School in the Penal/Debe electoral region, live less than two miles apart.

Cassandra Khan wins President's Medal, Gold

Balancing her studies with her spiritual growth has worked out well for Cassandra Khan who won the President's Medal, Gold for outstanding performance in the 2018 Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate examinations.

The 18-year-old Naparima Girls High School pupil, who lives with her parents Nancy and Haroun Khan at Ragoo Village, Wellington Road, expressed jubilation at her award.

In an interview, Cassandra said she was able to accomplish everything through the blessing of Jehovah God and his son Jesus Christ. 

Education Ministry's staff help colleagues with flood relief

Employees of the Ministry of Education at the Ministry’s Head Office, Port of Spain have offered support for their colleagues who suffered losses due to flooding during the weekend of October 20th, 2018.

The MOE staff contributed approximately 25 flood relief hampers which were distributed by Minister of Education Anthony Garcia and Permanent Secretary, Lenor Baptiste-Simmons.

The Ministry launched a flood relief appeal at its Head Office during the period October 22nd to November 2nd, 2018, asking members of staff for contributions.

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