Education Minister, Anthony Garcia, says the Ministry of Education has not given up the fight to bring back discipline and ensure a peaceful environment in the nation's schools.
Speaking on The Morning Brew show today, the education minister confirmed that the ministry has been working closely with Police Commissioner Gary Griffith and his team, to find solutions to the increasing indiscipline and violence in the nation’s 700-plus schools.
Health workers sanitised the Trinidad Muslim League (TML) Primary School in San Fernando yesterday after dozens of children fell ill with a stomach ailment.
Parents said that at least 20 pupils in standard four suffered from nausea and diarrhoea on Tuesday. By yesterday morning, some of the standard 3 pupils began suffering from the same symptoms. This led to parents taking their children out of school.
The Ministry of Education is calling for increased partnership between itself and the police service after a video began circulating of a parent and child assaulting a student.
Minister of the Education Anthony Garcia has condemned the act.
The United States Embassy in Port-of-Spain has opened applications for the 2020 Youth Ambassadors Programme.
The Embassy is looking for five students between the ages 15-18 years and one adult mentor to participate in a three-week exchange programme, July 30 to August 16, in the United States.
The Youth Ambassadors programme is funded by the US Department of State and implemented by the US Embassy, Trinidad and Tobago.
It says the deadline for applications is midnight, March 13, 2020.
The University of the West Indies (The UWI) will be hosting a Vice-Chancellor's Forum titled “Demystifying the Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)”, Thursday 30 January 2020.
The Forum can be viewed via UWItv’s livestream (at www.uwitv.org) from 1 pm local time. Those watching the broadcast can send their questions in via the chat feature for the livestream.
Dozens of trainees at MIC Institute of Technology (MIC-IT) recently were instated as Student Guild members during the second annual Student Guild Inauguration Ceremony
The event, which took place on January 9, at MIC-IT’s Head Office in Macoya, marked another rite of passage for 68 students at the Institute.
TTUTA President Antonia DeFreitas is demanding a meeting with Minister of Education Anthony Garcia. This time around to discuss issues relating to COSTAATT's part-time lecturers.
At a protest outside the college’s city campus this morning DeFreitas said the lecturers have been intimidated by the administration for a number of years. She said the union would not sit by and tolerate this type of oppression.
The video of a school fight has surfaced on social media, this time allegedly between female students of a St Augustine school.
In the video, the students were seen shoving, slapping and punching each other, while their classmates scream in excitement.
This all took place in a hallway of the school.
The fight appears to have continued outside the school compound, as another video shows the students fighting in a savannah. However, the physical row is quelled by an adult, as the rest of the school students look on from higher ground.