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.

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.