The SEA Parent Support Group is divided on whether or not parents really are the ones to blame for placing “stress” on the shoulders of the students writing the exam.
Responding to claims by Minister of Education Anthony Garcia that parents are the ones responsible, Reshma Ramoutar-Ackbarali said, “I totally disagree.”
In the build-up to this year’s Secondary Entrance Assessment (SEA) examination, the Ministry of Education’s Student Support Services Division recorded a 20 per cent increase in the number of requests it received for help dealing with students with mental health issues, such as engaging in self-harm, self-mutilation, and attempted suicide.
The top SEA student this year comes from Grant Memorial Presbyterian Primary School in San Fernando.
Once again, a girl has topped it.
She is Siri Vadlamundi.
Grant Memorial has consistently put out high achievers in the SEA over the past decade, with their students generally coming in the top 10 students, country-wide
Education Minister Anthony Garcia is expected to submit an interim report to Cabinet containing a preliminary analysis of the 2019 Secondary Entrance Assessment (SEA) results.
Although he will not be presented with a copy of the official results until early tomorrow morning, Garcia is not anticipating any surprises when it is announced.
It has been ten years since Indrani Maharaj-Manwah retired from the teaching service.
And it’s now nine years she has been waiting on the full sum of the gratuity promised to her.
On September 17, 2010, the former English/French teacher received a letter from the Education Ministry saying she has been approved for a gratuity of $208,240.88.
To this date, Maharaj-Manwah said she only got around $80,000.
A new group of 735 secondary school teachers from 77 schools in Trinidad and seven schools in Tobago have successfully completed the Ministry of Education’s Information Communication Technology (ICT) Teacher Professional Development Programme.
The training is to empower teachers of all subject areas with the competencies to integrate ICT into their teaching and learning methodologies.
Teachers were awarded the Level II - Knowledge Deepening Certification at a graduation ceremony on Tuesday.
Venezuelan nationals, hoping to get jobs at hotels and restaurants across the country, will be offered training at the T&T Hospitality & Tourism Institute, better known as the hotel school.
The Maxi-Taxi Association of School Transport Concessionaires has warned parents that if the government fails to pay school maxi-taxi drivers $15 million owed to them, they are the ones who may soon have to dish out additional dollars to transport their children to school.
Having waited for four years on the government to rebuild their demolished school, parents of pupils attending Princes Town Presbyterian No 1 are now on a mission to raise $15 million to rebuild their school themselves.
They have already secured a design, obtained permission from the Presbyterian Primary School Board and are in the process of organizing fundraisers to attract supporters both locally and abroad.
The completed designs were on display at the University of T&T Tarouba campus.