Education Tower on St Vincent Street, Port of Spain.

The Ministry of Education has confirmed that there will be normal school operations on Monday 28 February and Tuesday 1 March 2022.

An advisory issued today by the Ministry states:

“Carnival Monday and Tuesday are not Official Public Holidays of Trinidad and Tobago but were granted as Official School Holidays in the past due to the street parade. The current Public Health Ordinance (Legal Notice No.14 Public Health) limits gathering, and therefore negates the need to render schools closed on these two days.  As such, the Ministry of Education has advised that schools are to conduct normal operations on Monday 28th February and Tuesday 1st March 2022.”

The Ministry’s release also notes that school principals must first seek and obtain approval from the Chief Education Officer before deviating from the approved timetable.

The Ministry also assures: “The health and safety of our students remain paramount.”