The Joint Select Committee on Human Rights, Equality and Diversity (JSCHRED), was in session today. Today’s session focussed on the performance of males in the education system.
Key areas of inquiry included:
The University of Trinidad & Tobago O'Meara campus was evacuated after an insecticide, which was sprayed on the premises this morning, made staff unwell.
Deputy Chairman of UniversityProfessor Clement Imbert confirmed the evacuation took place to Guardian Media.
Health and Safety officers order the campus be evacuated after several members of staff complained about feeling nauseous.
The scent was said to be overpowering.
Guardian Media was told it seemed like insecticide was coming through the air conditioning vents
The campus was cleared by 10am.
On the heels of news of the possible closure of the University of T&T (UTT) Corinth Campus in south Trinidad, the Registrar has revealed that they are not aware that there was any stakeholder consultation in the process. There is now a desperate call for a forensic audit into UTT.
Examinations had to be delayed at the University of T&T on Wednesday morning after gunshots ricocheted outside the campus at Tarouba during a police manhunt for three suspected robbers.
The suspects were flushed out of the tall bushes near the campus around 9 am, as the students prepared to sit the end of term examinations.
Police said the two men and a woman were being tracked after they robbed a Penal family.
They escaped in a black Ford Ranger but following a tip-off, and All Points Bulletin was despatched for officers to be on the lookout for the van.
The University of Trinidad and Tobago has launched an investigation into the classroom conduct of one of its lecturers after a video was posted on social media showing the teacher using obscene language to scold the class.
This was confirmed by Education Minister Anthony Garcia who expressed disappointment saying that while he understands the frustration that comes with the job, it does not excuse that type of conduct.
Minister Garcia said teachers are example setters for future generations and that behaviour cannot be tolerated.
An estimated 300-plus workers are being cut from the University of Trinidad and Tobago. While 57 academic staffers have so far received dismissal letters, an additional 287 non-academic staff members are also expected to be dismissed, Education Minister Anthony Garcia confirmed yesterday.
Garcia was replying to queries in the Senate from UNC Senator Wade Mark on UTT job cuts.
Garcia’s figures signalled an estimated total of 346 staffers will be losing jobs.