Parents seeking to raise $15 million to rebuild school

Having waited for four years on the government to rebuild their demolished school, parents of pupils attending Princes Town Presbyterian No 1 are now on a mission to raise $15 million to rebuild their school themselves.

They have already secured a design, obtained permission from the Presbyterian Primary School Board and are in the process of organizing fundraisers to attract supporters both locally and abroad.

The completed designs were on display at the University of T&T Tarouba campus.

Parents protest at Preysal Government Primary School

Over 100 parents of the Preysal Government Primary School staged a noisy protest outside the school's compound this morning.

The parents say the facility is a health hazard and cited a ruptured sewer line and rat infestation as just some of the issues affecting their children.

However, despite this morning's action, the Education Minister says officials have given the facility the thumbs up.

Jesse Ramdeo tells us more.

Parents take legal action against Education Ministry over alleged bullying incident

A pre-action protocol letter sent to Education Minister Anthony Garcia on behalf of relatives of Tristan Khan, is expected to be sent to the ministry's legal department for perusal today.

Khan, of Standard One, suffered a broken arm after being brutally beaten by a bully at the Mayaro Government Primary School on February 1.

In a telephone interview yesterday, Garcia said he had not yet seen the letter which was filed by attorney Douglas Bayley on behalf of Khan's family.

Education Minister tells principals to stop long parent lines for primary school registrations

Education Minister Anthony Garcia is expressing concern about the registration system for primary schools, which results in parents having to line up in the wee hours of the morning to get registration forms.

The Minister says this must not continue and that all parents and guardian should be given forms.

The following is a statement from the Ministry of Education.