Minister of Education

Padarath accuses Education Minister of jeopardising education of Princes Town East students

Princes Town MP Barry Padarath is accusing Education Minister Anthony Garcia of jeopardising the education of students at the Princes Town East Secondary School.

In a release issued today, Padarath said several calls on the minister to intervene and address a number of electrical and structural issues at the school have all fallen on deaf ears.

Padarath said he was “disheartened but more so angry that despite his representation as well as the agitation by students and parents alike, no work has been done at the school."

Education Minister appoints new EFCL board

Minister of Education Anthony Garcia has announced a new board of the Education Facilities Company Limited (EFCL) to be chaired by former Vice-Chairman Ricardo Vasquez.

Minister Garcia said the decision to appoint a new Board of Directors was taken by Cabinet during a meeting yesterday, Wednesday 7th June, 2017. 

The new board members are as follows:

·        Ricardo Vasquez- Chairman
·        Clyde Permell
·        Dean Burgen
·        Cedric Neptune
·        Marvin Gonzales
         Imamuddin  Baksh

Minister: Beaten Mayaro student suspended for bringing weapon to school

Education Minister is clearing the air on why a Mayaro Secondary School student who seen being beaten by other students in a viral video, was also suspended.

The Minister told reporters today that the child was suspended because she had brought a weapon to school on the day of the incident.

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The Minister was speaking during a visit to the St Barbs Government Primary School this morning

Education Minister says teachers' arrears of increments high on agenda

Education Minister Anthony Garcia is seeking to assure teachers that payment of arrears of increments is high on his agenda.

The Miniter's office issued the following statement today:

"The Honourable Anthony Garcia, Minister of Education is assuring members of the teaching community that he is giving priority to all outstanding increments owed to them.