education

Garcia assures school woes will be fixed

Min­is­ter of Ed­u­ca­tion An­tho­ny Gar­cia said yes­ter­day he is hop­ing to get a re­port from the Min­istry of Works be­fore the end of this week on the di­lap­i­dat­ed main build­ing of the Fyz­abad An­gli­can Sec­ondary school, in or­der to com­mis­sion work on the school’s cen­tral block.

He said de­pend­ing on what the re­ports con­clud­ed, class­es for the school may be moved to a lo­ca­tion close to Her­itage Pe­tro­le­um Com­pa­ny Lim­it­ed.

Minister meets students from China Interactive Camp

Four secondary school students who participated in the recently concluded 15th Shanghai International Youth Interactive Friendship Camp held in China, yesterday paid a courtesy call on Education Minister Anthony Garcia.

The students who took part in this event during the period July 16 – 25, 2019 are Kayla Batchasingh of Holy Name Convent POS, Jodi Cunningham of Bishop Anstey High School POS, Hsiao-Fa Lee Ha of Couva East Secondary and Angelina Mia Hosein of Arima Central Secondary.

CAPE results improve

Ed­u­ca­tion Min­is­ter An­tho­ny Gar­cia says 61 per cent of the stu­dents who wrote this year's CAPE ex­am­i­na­tions have re­ceived five or more pass­es.

CAPE re­sults were re­leased on­line on Wednes­day and ear­li­er to­day.

Two get scholarships to pursue Master’s in Korea

Two Trinida­di­an stu­dents have been award­ed the 2019 Ko­re­an Gov­ern­ment Schol­ar­ship to pur­sue Mas­ter’s De­grees in Ko­rea.

The Em­bassy of the Re­pub­lic of Ko­rea made the an­nounce­ment via a news re­lease yes­ter­day.

Ministry recalls 'grocery-list' booklist

The Ministry of Education has recalled as booklist which required students to purchase cleaning and sanitary items, including toilet paper.

The ministry issued a statement on Friday saying that following public discussion of the concerns surrounding the request by the primary school the list was recalled.

The ministry said it was made aware of the request as early as Monday 8th July, 2019. 

New Student Guild inducted at UWI

The Uni­ver­si­ty of the West In­dies (UWI) St. Au­gus­tine Cam­pus has an­nounced its 2019/2020 Guild of Stu­dents Coun­cil.

The new coun­cil, led by pres­i­dent Justin Subero, was elect­ed by the stu­dent body in March 2019 and of­fi­cial­ly as­sumed of­fice on June 1, 2019. He suc­ceeds Dar­rion Nar­ine.

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