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Addressing Behavioural Challenges: A Systems Approach

Details: Published - April 26, 2017
The Ministry of Education wishes to take this opportunity to respond to statements made in an article entitled “We are breeding criminals” by Carol Matroo published on Tuesday 18th April, 2017 on page 3 of the Newsday. The claims made by Behaviour Change Consultant Franklyn Dolly that there is a school counsellor who comes into the school every two weeks to conduct a 40-minute session with a child and then sends the child back to the classroom is incorrect. In fact, the Ministry of Education has guidance officers and counsellors at every secondary school throughout the seven Education Districts. Additionally, students with concerns have the benefit...
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Smooth re-opening of School Term III 2016-2017

Details: Published - April 26, 2017
The Honourable Anthony Garcia, Minister of Education is expressing his satisfaction as thousands of students returned to the classroom today after the two-week Easter vacation. “It’s a smooth reopening of school for the last term of the academic year 2016-2017. We are satisfied that all efforts were made for a successful return to the classrooms,” he said. Since assuming office in September 2015, Minister Garcia has ensured a complete state of school readiness resulting in the opening of all primary and secondary schools. This remarkable achievement is the result of a team effort, proper management and effective leadership
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CSEC Math

Details: Published - April 14, 2017
Students can now access a free app/programme that contains video solutions and explanations for Mathematics past papers for the years 2008 - 2016. This initiative is a available free of cost following a partnership between the Ministry of Education and RSC International.
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MINISTRY OF EDUCATION RESPONDS TO COMMENTS BY THE TEACHING SERVICE COMMISSION BEFORE THE JOINT SELECT COMMITTEE

Details: Published - April 04, 2017
The Ministry of Education wishes to place on record its position with respect to the filling of vacant administrative positions in primary and secondary schools across the country. The Constitution of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, gives the Teaching Service Commission (TSC) the sole responsibility to appoint, promote and transfer offices in the Teaching Service. The responsibility of the Ministry of Education lies in forwarding all the necessary information to the TSC with the quickest dispatch. The Ministry takes its responsibility seriously. It should be noted, that the Ministry of Education, is proactive and advertises all vacant administrative positions at the commencement of the year for all vacancies due to occur up to the end of that calendar year. All applications with the necessary attachments are forwarded to the TSC upon receipt.
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