The Ministry of Education is still in consultation with stakeholders to determine whether they should stop publishing the results of the Secondary Entrance Assessment (SEA), which will come off tomorrow, in local newspapers. However, some of these stakeholders say they believe it should not be published.
A total of 18,849 pupils across Trinidad and Tobago will be sitting the Secondary Entrance Assessment next week, a key examination which will determine their placement in the secondary school system.
They will become the first group of students in eight years to write the exam during the second term of the academic year. Usually, the exam is held in the first two weeks of May. This year the exam will be held on April 4.
The earlier exam will allow examiners more time to correct the papers.
The Trinidad and Tobago Electricity Commission (T&TEC) says it will activate a hotline to ensure that efficient electricity service is maintained at all Secondary Entrance Assessment (SEA) centres on the day of the examination, April 4th, 2019.
T&TEC has said in a statement that effective from 12 noon, April 3rd, and continuing until 3 pm on exam day, principals and supervisors can call or text the T&TEC hotline at 794-4823 or 794-7264 to report any disruption in their electricity service or any electrical safety concerns.
The US Embassy has opened applications for the 2019 Youth Ambassadors Programme.
The embassy says it is looking for seven students between the ages 15-18 years and one adult mentor to participate in the three-week exchange programme from August 8-26, in the US.
The Youth Ambassadors programme is funded by the US Department of State and implemented by US Embassy Trinidad and Tobago.
The deadline for applications is midnight, April 15, 2019.
The University of the West Indies’ South Campus in Debe will be open from September of this year.
This was announced by UWI St Augustine Campus Principal Brian Copeland at the annual UWI St Augustine Campus Council Meeting on Tuesday.
“The campus is almost ready, you will see us opening our doors in September,” said Copeland.
He said while most people driving along the Debe highway would see unfinished buildings, the key structures were nearing completion.
A medical team comprising two medical doctors, two public health officials, three nurses from the Indian Walk Health Facility and other medical personnel, visited the Fifth Company Baptist School today, where they met stakeholders, parents, teachers and students and shared information on what is being done to ensure that the compound remains safe for occupation.
Minister of State in the Ministry of Education, Dr Lovell Francis also attended the meeting with the medical team and stakeholders.
A 5-year-old student who died of suspected meningitis has forced the Ministry of Education to shut down and sanitize a primary school.
The Education Ministry confirmed its actions today and the child's death.
It said the child who is a student of Fifth Company Baptist Primary was hospitalized at San Fernando General on March 11.
Five days later, the father of the infant one student informed the school about the death of his daughter.
However, the ministry says the cause of death will only be determined after the autopsy.