Education Minister

Kamla: “Let us all put our nation's children first…”

Opposition Leader, Kamla Persa-Bissessar, is urging citizens in the nation to “refocus our energies, efforts and resources towards fulfilling the requirements of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, a UN Convention to which this country is signatory.

In her message in observance of Universal Children’s Day 2019, the former prime minister and UNC political leader says the promotion and celebration of children’s rights will only redound towards building a better world for T&T’s children.

Garcia’s wish: “Every child receiving quality education at any school in T&T…”

Education minister, Anthony Garcia, has revealed his personal dream for the children of this country.

In a personal message in observance of Universal Children’s Day 2019, the minister says hopes to see one day that every child can receive a quality education at any school in this country.

The minister also makes an appeal for all hands on deck, to help the ministry achieve this goal.

The full text of the minister’s remarks, follow…

Work continues on Edinburgh Government Primary

A contractor currently is on site at the Edinburgh Government Primary School.

This, as the school has been dealing with an infestation of pigeons in the school's ceiling since the beginning of the new school term.

Parents of students attending the school say several students have fallen ill with rashes, respiratory problems, severe itching and asthma attacks.

During the Urgent Questions session in the Senate today, minister of agriculture, Senator Clarence Rambharat—who spoke on the education minister's behalf—said the issue should be rectified by Thursday.

Why no charges against school bully?

A Guayagua­yare moth­er wants Com­mis­sion­er of Po­lice Gary Grif­fith to find out why his of­fi­cers have failed to charge a stu­dent who slashed her daugh­ter’s face, leav­ing her with par­tial fa­cial paral­y­sis.

Minister: School as normal on September 7th

Education Minister Anthony Garcia says his ministry will be opening all schools on Friday 7th despite the planned action by TTUTA.

Minister Garcia is also asking teachers to remember their responsibility to their students.

He said he could not say if teachers could face disciplinary action but added that if it comes to that he will have to speak with the Chief Personnel Officer.

On Wednesday, TTUTA president Lynsley Doodhai advised parents of students to keep their children home on September 7th.

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