Parents want new Rousillac Hindu school completed

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.

Three primary school student pregnancies in last 5 years

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.

Garcia: No reports of sexual misconduct at Siparia West brought to me

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.

Police officers upgrade, beautify Nelson Street Girls RC School

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.

Garcia: No need for panic over school threats

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.

Minister on bomb threats Pranksters will not disrupt CSEC, CAPE exams

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.

Ramai Trace parents protest over grazing cows at school

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.

Garcia gets ‘cussing’ in class report today

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.

Association of Denominational Boards of Education condemns St Pius attack

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.

Counselling for St Pious students, teachers after stabbing

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.