Thirty two junior steelbands will be vying for championship status in their respective categories, this weekend, at the National Schools Panorama Finals.
The competition takes place on Sunday 26 January, 2020 from 9:00 am, at the Queen’s Park Savannah in Port of Spain.
The three categories being contested are Primary Schools, Secondary Schools and Elite (21 & Under Group).
Finalists were selected after several days of judging at the competitors’ schools, panyards and communities.
Opposition Leader, Kamla Persa-Bissessar, is urging citizens in the nation to “refocus our energies, efforts and resources towards fulfilling the requirements of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, a UN Convention to which this country is signatory.
In her message in observance of Universal Children’s Day 2019, the former prime minister and UNC political leader says the promotion and celebration of children’s rights will only redound towards building a better world for T&T’s children.
Education minister, Anthony Garcia, has revealed his personal dream for the children of this country.
In a personal message in observance of Universal Children’s Day 2019, the minister says hopes to see one day that every child can receive a quality education at any school in this country.
The minister also makes an appeal for all hands on deck, to help the ministry achieve this goal.
The full text of the minister’s remarks, follow…
The Education Ministry has advised that there will be no school on Monday December 2nd, the day of the local government elections.
According to a release issued by the ministry, the Chief Education Officer explains, this is to facilitate the elections process.
Some schools are used as voting centres.
Schools principals are advised that school will resume, as normal, on Tuesday November 3rd.
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The Trinidad and Tobago Fire Service (TTFS) continues activities this week in commemoration of Fire Prevention Week. The TTFS is collaborating with various Ministries, State Organisations and Non-Governmental Organisations to host a series of public education initiatives this week.
Here are some of the activities taking place today, Wednesday 09 October, 2019:
- Facilitation of public visits at the Mayaro/Rio Claro, Princes Town, Mon Repos and Siparia Fire Stations.
- A fire equipment display at the Arima Fire Station.
Minister of Education Anthony Garcia said yesterday he is hoping to get a report from the Ministry of Works before the end of this week on the dilapidated main building of the Fyzabad Anglican Secondary school, in order to commission work on the school’s central block.
He said depending on what the reports concluded, classes for the school may be moved to a location close to Heritage Petroleum Company Limited.
The Maxi-Taxi Association of School Transport Concessionaires has warned parents that if the government fails to pay school maxi-taxi drivers $15 million owed to them, they are the ones who may soon have to dish out additional dollars to transport their children to school.
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.