Former Fatima College and Newtown Boys’ RC School student Joshua Chu For has been awarded the 2019 Korean Government Scholarship to pursue an undergraduate degree majoring in Electrical Engineering at Korea University in Seoul, Korea.
A statement from the embassy said Chu For will begin his degree programme in March 2019 with one-year additional study on Korean Language in order to familiarise himself with new student life in Korea.
Students of Santa Flora Government Primary school had to be evacuated from their temporary quarters at Beach Camp on Tuesday after an electrical panel box began sparking inside the school.
A total of 242 pupils, 15 teachers, three cleaners and a security guard had to flee Beach Camp facilities in Palo Seco, because of the fire.
The school had been shut down because of deplorable conditions and the entire school had been relocated to Beach Camp in 2015.
Four months after the Rio Claro ASJA Primary was shut down because of a bat infestation, remedial work has finally started on the dilapidated school.
In an interview, PTA president Veda Maharaj, who led a protest last week, said she was happy to see contractors on site doing repairs to the roof.
Since October, pupils have been attending classes at the Rio Claro Presbyterian School and the Rio Claro Masjid.
Three days a bush fire forced the evacuation of 900 plus pupils at the Princes Town No1 and No 2 Presbyterian Primary Schools, classes had to be dismissed early again on Monday.
President of the PTA Nola Ramjohn-Karim said the fire damaged the school's water lines and a hydroponic system which was set up inside the school compound. Ironically, it started behind the school, around 11 am on Thursday, shortly after the T&T Fire Services completed a drill at the school, Ramjohn-Karim added.
Calling for teachers to be given the same salaries as doctors, lawyers and engineers, High Court Judge Frank Seepersad says too often teachers in T&T are treated unfairly and without respect.
Speaking at the Naparima College Founders Day at the school's auditorium on Wednesday, Seepersad said the role of teachers must never be underestimated.
"Our teachers have been taken for granted and their professional development has to be viewed as a matter of national importance," Seepersad said.