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.
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.
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.
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,
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.
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.
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.