Education Ministry seeking to complete funding to government-assisted schools

The Ministry of Education says the boards of management of government-assisted primary schools, have begun collecting their Cleaners and Maintenance Grants for Term III.

The termly grant is provided for the payment of costs associated with the cleaning and general upkeep of the schools.

The ministry says that principals of all 39 government-assisted secondary schools have also been able to collect their Term II grants. 

Garcia: Student Support Services still active

Education Minister Anthony Garcia is seeking to assure the population that the Student Support Services Division (SSSD) of the Ministry remains highly operational and its Special Education staff, Clinical Psychologists, Behavioral Specialists, Guidance Counsellors and School Social Workers continue to deliver critical services to students and parents on a daily basis.

UTT launches investigation into "cussing" teacher

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.

Boy suffers broken leg while at South school

An eight-year-old schoolboy is currently warded at the San Fernando Teaching Hospital with a broken left leg after an incident at his school last month where he was allegedly attacked by another pupil while at school.

The schoolboy from South had to undergo surgery where a surgical pin was placed through- and- through his left leg just above the knee in an attempt to hold the broken bones together.

He is said to be in extreme pain and cannot be administered with strong painkillers at the moment.

Princes Town Presbyterian parents call on minister to keep promise & rebuild school

Determined to get a new school before the next academic year, scores of parents and pupils from Princes Town Presbyterian No 1 & 2 schools staged a placard protest Monday, as they called on Education Minister Anthony Garcia to make good on his promise to rebuild their school.

The school structure at Edward Street has been torn down since last year but because of a dispute between the Ministry and the Presbyterian Primary Schools Board of Education, almost 900 pupils from the two schools are facing severe hardship.

Sando TML student tops National Spelling Bee competition

Standard Three pupil Mikkel Acquart from the San Fernando TML Primary School is the Champion of the Kool Kidz Sancom National Spelling Bee Competition 2018.

The finals took place at the Cipriani College of Labour and Co-operative Studies, Valsayn Campus on Tuesday.

The competition was launched in 2008 and is approved by the Ministry of Education for students of Standard Three classes.

There were 27 finalists from the seven educational districts in Trinidad.