education

S.E.A. will be on 2 April 2020

The date for the Secondary Entrance Assessment (S.E.A.) has been officially confirmed and announced, and Education Minister Anthony Garcia says this year will see the largest number of students writing the exam in recent years.

The education minister, who made the announcement this morning, says this year’s exam will focus on Creative Writing, Critical Thinking and Problem Solving Skills.

Safety issues at Point Fortin East Secondary still not addressed

The Parent-Teacher Association for the Point Fortin East Secondary School is threatening to take action, if something is not done about conditions at the school, which it says are dangers to students and teachers, alike.

The school’s PTA wants to know whether the Ministry—and by extension the Minister of Education—will be addressing the many safety issues at Point Fortin East Secondary.

Police show students proper road safety discipline

Two Sec­ondary Schools have been the ben­e­fi­cia­ry of prop­er Road Safe­ty guide­lines.

Stu­dents of Mt Hope Sec­ondary and Suc­cess/Laven­tille Sec­ondary Schools have been shown the im­por­tance of prac­tic­ing road dis­ci­pline when cross­ing the road, pay­ing at­ten­tion to road sig­nage, be­ing sen­si­tised to the dan­gers and risks as­so­ci­at­ed with dri­ving.

High Court rules in favour of Tobago contract teachers

Contract teachers throughout Tobago have won a constitutional motion which they had filed against the Tobago House of Assembly (THA) for their rights to all gratuity payments and all monies owing to them.

The THA has been ordered to immediately pay the teachers all outstanding payments, plus interest,

UTT shake up

Former employees of the University of Trinidad and Tobago (UTT) who were promised the 25 per cent in severance benefit payments withheld by the university believe they will face

Tobago first formers return to school after 'mould infestation'

First Form students at the Signal Hill Secondary School returned to classes today after the Christmas break from their school building block because their newly acquired desks were allegedly covered with mould.

The desks were sent to the school last September, following a well-publicized furniture crisis at the institution.

On Tuesday, when the students turned up for school, they were kept in the auditorium for the entire day, as a Science teacher had made the grim discovery on Monday.

OSH prohibits use of Education Ministry's south office

The Oc­cu­pa­tion Safe­ty and Health Agency (OS­HA) has or­dered the im­me­di­ate clo­sure of the Min­istry of Ed­u­ca­tion’s Vic­to­ria Dis­trict Of­fice due to a non-func­tion­al air con­di­tion sys­tem and poor ven­ti­la­tion. Guardian Me­dia was in­formed that the work­ers were sent home ear­ly on Mon­day and the of­fice re­mained closed yes­ter­day.

No transport for students of Claxton Bay Junior Anglican

It was a bad start to the new school term for students of the Claxton Bay Junior Anglican school as they were not able to access the transport promised to them to their temporary school location.

As they await a new school promised by the education ministry, arrangements were made for some of the students to attend classes at the Marabella Junior Secondary school.

But parents of students tell us that transport never came.

Such was their frustration that parents in protest, burn tires and debris blocking the road.

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