Education Minister

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.

Gopeesingh: PM should have removed Education Minister

Former Education Minister Dr Tim Gopeesingh believes the Cabinet reshuffle was incomplete without the removal of Education Minister Anthony Garcia.

Dr Gopeesingh issued the following response to the Cabinet changes made on Monday.

"Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley must continue his essential Cabinet reshuffle by the removal of the bungling Anthony Garcia as Minister of Education.

Minister defends decision not to provide GATE funding for studies at St George's University

Education Minister Anthony Garcia is defending the decision to stop GATE funding of medical students going to St Georges University, saying it’s three times as costly. 

Speaking on the issue today, the Minister referenced tuition costs at UWI’s three campuses, saying costs run from $71,000 dollars at UWI to as much as quarter of a million dollars at St Georges. 

Minister Garcia also said students at St Georges are prepared for the US medical system and often go to the US and do not perform their obligated employment to the state.