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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.