Ministry of Education

Education Ministry investigating Thursday's fire at El Dorado East Secondary

The Ministry of Education says that clean-up operations have begun at the El Dorado East Secondary School after a fire broke out on Thursday around 1.45 pm.

Investigators have not yet determined the cause of the fire.

The Ministry says that initial reports indicate the fire took place in the ceiling of a Form Four classroom located at Block E, Room 41 and was subsequently contained by security officials who were alerted and responded with fire extinguishers.

Education Ministry: Murdered Laventille teenagers were 'exemplary' students

The Ministry of Education is describing the two teenaged students who were shot and killed in Laventille on Thursday, as "exemplary students". 

The Education Ministry issued a statement today seeking to set the record straight with regards to the conduct of the students.

The following is the statement from the Ministry of Education.

Former Education Minister wants talks on security at schools in 'hotspots'

Former Education Minister Dr Tim Gopeesingh is calling on the current Minister of Education to hold talks with the Acting Police Commissioner about security at schools considered to be in hotspot areas.

It comes in light of the murders of two teenagers from the Success Laventille Secondary School on Thursday.

Dr Gopeesingh issued the following statement today.

Education Ministry condemns murders of Success Laventille students

The Ministry of Education is condeming the shooting death of two students of the Success Laventille Secondary School.

The Ministry issued this statement in light of the shootings:

"The Ministry of Education is strongly condemning the shooting to death of two uniformed students of the Success Laventille Secondary School shortly after 3 pm on Thursday January 21st, 2016.