education

US Embassy seeks 7 students for youth ambassadors programme

The US Embassy has opened applications for the 2019 Youth Ambassadors Programme.

The embassy says it is looking for seven students between the ages 15-18 years and one adult mentor to participate in the three-week exchange programme from August 8-26, in the US.

The Youth Ambassadors programme is funded by the US Department of State and implemented by US Embassy Trinidad and Tobago.

The deadline for applications is midnight, April 15, 2019.

UWI South Campus ready by September

The Uni­ver­si­ty of the West In­dies’ South Cam­pus in Debe will be open from Sep­tem­ber of this year.

This was an­nounced by UWI St Au­gus­tine Cam­pus Prin­ci­pal Bri­an Copeland at the an­nu­al UWI St Au­gus­tine Cam­pus Coun­cil Meet­ing on Tues­day.

“The cam­pus is al­most ready, you will see us open­ing our doors in Sep­tem­ber,” said Copeland.

He said while most peo­ple dri­ving along the Debe high­way would see un­fin­ished build­ings, the key struc­tures were near­ing com­ple­tion.

Fifth Company Baptist School closed following suspected meningitis death

A medical team comprising two medical doctors, two public health officials, three nurses from the Indian Walk Health Facility and other medical personnel, visited the Fifth Company Baptist School today, where they met stakeholders, parents, teachers and students and shared information on what is being done to ensure that the compound remains safe for occupation.

Minister of State in the Ministry of Education, Dr Lovell Francis also attended the meeting with the medical team and stakeholders.

5-year-old student dies of suspected case of meningitis

A 5-year-old student who died of suspected meningitis has forced the Ministry of Education to shut down and sanitize a primary school. 

The Education Ministry confirmed its actions today and the child's death.

It said the child who is a student of Fifth Company Baptist Primary was hospitalized at San Fernando General on March 11.

Five days later, the father of the infant one student informed the school about the death of his daughter.  

However, the ministry says the cause of death will only be determined after the autopsy.

Photo Gallery: National Security personnel at Sacred Heart Girls'

Students of the 2nd Year Infant Department at the Sacred Heart Girls' RC School on Friday hosted members of the various arms of national security services, to be informed about the important roles and functions national security agencies play.

This culminated a project entitled “Serving My Country”, which was aimed at sensitizing students to the importance of protective services and to foster goodwill between the protective services and the students.

Here are some photos.

Minister disappointed with low school turnout

The Education Minister is expressing disappointment over the reduced attendance in secondary school students on this Ash Wednesday.

The minister said while teachers' attendance increased, more secondary school students stayed home.

In a statement with collated figures, the minister said reports submitted by school supervisors indicate an increase in teachers’ attendance at both levels.

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