Ministry of Education Tower, St. Vincent Street, Port-of-Spain.

Anna-Lisa Paul

The Ministry of Education (MOE) has denied reports of challenges relating to curriculum delivery at several schools in south Trinidad.

A statement by the ministry yesterday said that the reports were inaccurate and sought to diminish the efforts of the hard-working teachers of the schools identified.

The statement was in responding to an article which appeared in the Trinidad Guardian which referenced schools including Cedros Anglican; Cedros Government; Granville Roman Catholic; Icacos Government; Lochmaben Roman Catholic; Southern Central Anglican; and Cedros Secondary.

The challenges highlighted in the article included students being unable to access online schooling due to either the lack of internet connectivity or reliability of service and students being unable to receive weekly printed packages because schools have run out of materials to do printing and copying.

The ministry said that following investigations by the School Supervision and Management Division, it found that out of a total of 776 across the seven schools, only 23 were not accessing teaching services.

The ministry’s data shows that 488 students are participating in online classes, 64 are accessing electronic packages, and 218 accessing printed packages.

The ministry claimed that both Cedros Government and Icacos Government Primary Schools received stationery supplies on October 6 to support the printing and copying of packages for students.