Parents yesterday staged a placard demonstration calling on Education Minister Anthony Garcia to complete the Rousillac Hindu Primary School.
For the past six years, pupils have been housed at the Rousillac Community Centre, which is a ten minute walk from the incomplete school building.
The school was destroyed by fire 17 years ago and six years ago the Government began building a new school, but the project was halted.
Among the some 3,577 reported cases of teenage pregnancies between 2014 and March 2019, three were primary school students.
The revelation was made by the National Parent Teacher's Association president Raffiena Ali-Boodoosingh Wednesday during a Joint Select Committee inquiry on teenage pregnancies.
The revelation comes just a few days before a Siparia student is due to give birth after being raped.
The NPTA president was citing Ministry of Education statistics.
Education Minister Anthony Garcia says there is no evidence to prove that a teacher of Siparia West Secondary school impregnated a teenaged student, adding the matter is being investigated by the police.
Garcia was speaking to reporters following a visit at the school at La Brea Trace, Siparia.
In an interview, Garcia admitted that existing school discipline protocols had lapsed, adding that he was extremely disappointed that incidents of violence had not been reported to the ministry by school officials.
Students of the Nelson Street Girls RC School could hardly contain their joy and excitement upon arriving at the school this morning and seeing a completely transformed, upgraded and beautified compound and classrooms.
Major refurbishment works were conducted at the school over the weekend by members of the Special Operations Response Team (SORT), who lent their support to the Project Care School Refurbishment Project.
Education Minister Anthony Garcia said pranksters will not be allowed to disrupt the administration of CSEC and CAPE examinations. Stricter security measures have been introduced following email messages sent out overnight about bombs being planted at several secondary schools across the country.
Speaking from his office at the Education Tower, Port-of-Spain, earlier today Garcia assured students and parents that there is nothing to panic about.
The Ministry of Education says it will not allow pranksters to disrupt the administration of the CSEC and CAPE examinations.
This, even as they introduced stricter security measures following widespread calls today that a number of bombs had been planted at several secondary schools across the country.
Speaking from his office at the Education Tower, Port-of-Spain earlier - Garcia assured students and parents that there was nothing to panic about.
The Ramai Trace Hindu School is 95 percent complete but it the ground in so overgrown with bush that it is now being used as a pasture for cows and goats.
In the meantime, over 200 students from the school are attending classes in the Hanuman Milan Mandir at Penal Rock Road, located several miles away.
Frustrated that their young loved ones were attending classes in a cramped, poorly ventilated mandir with limited washrooms, angry parents staged a protest at the overgrown school on Wednesday morning.
Education Minister Anthony Garcia is expected to receive a report today on an incident involving a student of the Mayaro Secondary School who was recently videotaped using obscene language in front of a teacher in a classroom.
The 29-second video, which has been widely shared on social media since Thursday, appears to have been recorded by another student.
Garcia held an emergency meeting with ministry officials on Friday and called for an immediate investigation into the incident.
The Association of Denominational Boards of Education has condemned a second attack of school personnel within a four-month period this year, in reference to the stabbing of a teacher at the St Pius Boy's RC School.
In February this year, the principal of the Tunapuna Hindu School was also assaulted on the school compound.
The attack on the teacher at the St Pius Boy's RC School took place on May 13 while the teacher was in her classroom.
She is currently warded at the Mt Hope Hospital.
The Ministry of Education’s Health, Safety and Security Division along with the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service are investigating a stabbing incident that took place at the St Pious Boys’ RC School on Monday.
The Education Ministry says that reports coming into the School Supervision Division have indicated that the teacher involved is in a stable condition at hospital.