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Ministry: Only 3 of over 800 schools did not reopen today

The Ministry of Education says that the final term of the 2018/2019 academic year has begun with the successful opening of almost all schools across Trinidad and Tobago.

In a statement issued Tuesday, the ministry said that of the over 800 primary and secondary schools and ECCE Centres nationwide, three schools were unable to resume classes today.

On Thursday 18th April, a fire broke out on an electrical pole at the Princes Town Presbyterian # 1 & 2 Schools resulting in the damage of heavy-duty electrical cables causing emergency electrical works to be effected.

New addictive drug hits schools

“Mol­ly” which is a new ad­dic­tive drug has hit the na­tion’s schools and of­fi­cials of the Min­istry of Ed­u­ca­tion are cur­rent­ly “scram­bling” to get more on it and its ef­fects so that they can deal with the fright­en­ing is­sue.

The news of the drug was on­ly brought to the at­ten­tion of the min­istry’s man­ag­er of the Stu­dent Sup­port Ser­vices Di­vi­sion (SSSD), Pro­fes­sor Den­nis Con­rad yes­ter­day morn­ing. Con­rad said the drug seems to be so ef­fec­tive for the chil­dren that it seems to be the pre­ferred choice of a drug over “herb-like sub­stances.”

20 schools to be completed soon - Minister

Twenty unfinished schools have been placed on a priority list for completion, among these the Chatham Government Primary School.

This was revealed by Education Minister Anthony Garcia in response to complaints from residents that three primary schools in Cedros were shut down because of infrastructural defects.

Garcia said many of the incomplete schools were held up because of outstanding debts owed to contractors.

St Joseph's Convent POS tops all schools with 41 scholarships

St Joseph's Convent Port-of-Spain has topped all schools for national scholarships. with a whopping 41, which includes 24 open and 17 additional.

The full list of scholarships-by-school, was released by the Ministry of Education today.

Hillview College was second best with 35 scholarships and St Augustine Girls High School, third with 34.

Couva East Secondary was the top government school with four scholarships.

The following is the full breakdown

No funds, shortage of teachers at board schools

It's been more than a year since denominational schools received direct funding from government and officials now say they are fed up with the burden of raising funds to run their schools.

In a letter sent to the Education Minister Anthony Garcia, public relations officer of the Association of Denominational Boards of Education, Satnarayan Maharaj said a meeting was held last week during which officials expressed serious concerns on the failure of the Ministry of Education to address the funding issue.

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