Minister on bomb threats Pranksters will not disrupt CSEC, CAPE exams

The Min­istry of Ed­u­ca­tion says it will not al­low pranksters to dis­rupt the ad­min­is­tra­tion of the CSEC and CAPE ex­am­i­na­tions.

This, even as they in­tro­duced stricter se­cu­ri­ty mea­sures fol­low­ing wide­spread calls to­day that a num­ber of bombs had been plant­ed at sev­er­al sec­ondary schools across the coun­try.

Speak­ing from his of­fice at the Ed­u­ca­tion Tow­er, Port-of-Spain ear­li­er - Gar­cia as­sured stu­dents and par­ents that there was noth­ing to pan­ic about.

Students of St Joseph's Convent POS, Lakshmi Girls win President's Medal for CAPE

Raquel Le Blanc of St Joseph Convent, Port-of-Spain and Priya Maharaj of Lakshmi Girls' Hindu College have won the President's Medal this year. 

The announcement was made this afternoon at the Ministry of Education.

In making the announcement, Education Minister Anthony Garcia expressed his concern that girls outperformed boys in CAPE and that the scholarships were mostly won by science students. 

A total of 389 scholarships have been awarded to CAPE students.