education

Registrar: Forensic audit into UTT needed

On the heels of news of the pos­si­ble clo­sure of the Uni­ver­si­ty of T&T (UTT) Corinth Cam­pus in south Trinidad, the Reg­is­trar has re­vealed that they are not aware that there was any stake­hold­er con­sul­ta­tion in the process. There is now a des­per­ate call for a foren­sic au­dit in­to UTT.

Ministers: No school closures over water for rest of this term

The Ministers of Education and Public Utilities have given assurances that water shortages will not prompt schools to close unexpectedly for the duration of the term, despite projections that the harsh dry season will continue into July.

Minister of Education Anthony Garcia met with Minister of Public Utilities, Robert Le Hunte, to review the protocols that ensure schools are prioritised in the water distribution schedule in effect nationwide.

Garcia says principals will have to alert the ministry at the end of the school day if there are supply challenges.

Trini NASA interns need funding

Stu­dents of the Uni­ver­si­ty of the West In­dies who were se­lect­ed to be part of an in­tern­ship at the Na­tion­al Aero­nau­tics and Space Ad­min­is­tra­tion in the US are fear­ful their dreams may not come through due to a lack of fund­ing. The pro­gramme be­gins in one month.

Trini basketballers celebrate academic and sporting success

T&T’s elite athletes Ashton Demurrell, Chike Augustine and Leston Gordon have all successfully graduated from their respective colleges and universities. This comes in light of several graduation ceremonies held in the U.S over the weekend.

All three elite athletes received an athletic-scholarship to the U.S following their participation in the annually hosted Caribbean Hoops 25/8 Exposure Camp in Trinidad.

In the camp’s first edition, Leston Gordon pioneered the success of the programme after obtaining a scholarship to Lee College in Baytown, Texas in 2014.

$85 million Scarborough RC School reopens

The $85 million Scarborough RC primary school, which was commissioned last August, reopened on Monday.

However, the $3 million repairs to the floor are ongoing. 

The slippery floor tiles, which resulted in at least five children and two teachers seeking medical attention after they fell on them, have been removed.

According to Trinidad and Tobago Unified Teachers Association's (TTUTA)Tobago representative Orlando Kerr the formerly tiled floor has been cleaned.

Ministry: Only 3 of over 800 schools did not reopen today

The Ministry of Education says that the final term of the 2018/2019 academic year has begun with the successful opening of almost all schools across Trinidad and Tobago.

In a statement issued Tuesday, the ministry said that of the over 800 primary and secondary schools and ECCE Centres nationwide, three schools were unable to resume classes today.

On Thursday 18th April, a fire broke out on an electrical pole at the Princes Town Presbyterian # 1 & 2 Schools resulting in the damage of heavy-duty electrical cables causing emergency electrical works to be effected.

Garcia knocks fake Maths SEA marks

Ed­u­ca­tion Min­is­ter An­tho­ny Gar­cia on Mon­day de­nied that the Caribbean Ex­am­i­na­tion Coun­cil (CXC) has tak­en a de­ci­sion not to mark two ques­tions in the Math sec­tion of the 2019 Sec­ondary En­trance As­sess­ment (SEA) ex­am­i­na­tion.

He al­so re­fut­ed claims that the high­est score at­tained in the Maths test was 88 per cent, as re­port­ed on so­cial me­dia on Mon­day, stat­ing that such in­for­ma­tion was de­signed to cre­ate mis­chief and pan­ic among par­ents and stu­dents ahead of to­day’s open­ing of the new school term.

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