education

Goodwood Secondary School reopens tomorrow

The Goodwood Secondary School will re-open tomorrow (November 01) for regular school operations.

The Division of Education, Innovation and Energy (DEIE) has confirmed that following the sanitization process over the weekend, the Caribbean Industrial Research Institute (CARIRI) has given Goodwood Secondary School a favourable report, following its testing of air quality.

The DEIE has also confirmed that the Mason Hall Secondary School also received a favourable report from CARIRI, subsequent to testing at that school.

Chaguanas North students develop app to anonymously report bullying

Students from Chaguanas North Secondary School are developing an anti-bullying app that will allow anonymous reporting of bullying in schools.

The app will also provide online counselling and immediate help and has received commendation from Assistant to the Charge` d` Affairs of the United States Embassy Monica Morse.

Speaking to reporters at the Caribbean Colour Splash  Secondary Schools Anti-Bullying conference held at SAPA in San Fernando yesterday, Morse said she will speak to officials at the Embassy to provide further support.

Protest at Clarke Rochard Gov't over electrical problem

Parents of students attending Clarke Rochard Government Primary School are calling on the Education Ministry to fix an electrical problem at their school.

For two months over 600 students have been enduring humid classrooms with poor ventilation and improper lighting.

Parent Camellia Sotio said children were feeling sick in the classrooms because of the heat.

She said since the term opened, students from the lower classes are being dismissed at 11 am but the Standard Five pupils are kept in the heat and darkness until 3 pm.

CIC's $1.5 million refurbished labs from fund-raising events

Students and teachers at St Mary's College are now enjoying the comfort of two refurbished Chemistry Labs, made available by funds raised by the St Mary's College Past Students' Union.

The refurbishment was done at a cost of $1.5 million.

The Past Student's Union began the project two years ago, under the leadership of immediate past-president Roberto Ramirez.

"All the labs were in dire need of refurbishment. The Physics and Chemistry labs were the worse and needed upgrades to effectively deliver the syllabus," Ramirez told Guardian Media.

St Joseph's Convent POS tops all schools with 41 scholarships

St Joseph's Convent Port-of-Spain has topped all schools for national scholarships. with a whopping 41, which includes 24 open and 17 additional.

The full list of scholarships-by-school, was released by the Ministry of Education today.

Hillview College was second best with 35 scholarships and St Augustine Girls High School, third with 34.

Couva East Secondary was the top government school with four scholarships.

The following is the full breakdown

Student among those killed by police in Laventille

One of the five people killed in Laventille was a Form Four student and Minister in the Ministry of Education, Dr Lovell Francis says discussions are underway to safeguard children who may be caught in the crossfire of criminals.

Speaking to reporters at a national consultation on education, held at Naparima College in San Fernando on Friday morning, Francis said students are losing their lives because they were no longer being protected by society.

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