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…Removing Barriers, Providing Opportunities, Transforming Lives ….

The National Open School of Trinidad and Tobago (NOSTT), is an education system which uses a blend of conventional and distance education methods and allows learners to choose how to learn, when to learn, where to learn and what to learn using a wide range of educational media.  Established by the Ministry of Education in 2007, it is complementary to the traditional school system; however, it emphasizes entry skills, knowledge, abilities and competencies rather than qualifications.

To establish a dynamic system that will complement the conventional education system and provide individuals at any stage of educational development with unrestricted access to quality programmes and courses using a blended learning delivery mode.

To develop and deliver a comprehensive and diverse range of primary, secondary, enrichment, vocational and pre-tertiary open learning programmes and courses enabling unrestricted access to quality open learning experiences, resources and support services through the use of appropriate technologies, and act as a resource centre and model for an open and distance learning system at the school level.

THE PILOT PROGRAMME to be conducted in nine (9) secondary schools, targets some 1,250 students who received unsatisfactory grades in Mathematics and English Language. The programme will prepare candidates for the January or June 2008 CXC examination and will also give participants access to Study Skills, Life Skills and ICT certification courses. A NOSTT website with free and open education resources will be available for all.



  • No age restrictions
  • Unrestricted access to quality free and open education content and courseware
  • Student support services
  • Access to the Internet and computers
  • Library resources – print and multimedia
  • Flexible tuition times
  • Self-paced, student centred learning


Contact Us

National Open School of Trinidad and Tobago
C/o Distance Education Unit
18 Abercromby Street
Port of Spain
Tel:    (868) 625-2615
Fax:   (868) 627-9861


For further details on the project, view the PDF doc.

Conceptual Framework for the NOSTT.
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