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Schools Reopened After Flooding

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Nov 20 2018

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Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago


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Phone: 868-622-2181

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Schools Reopened After Flooding


The Ministry of Education wishes to inform the national community that schools affected by last week’s inclement weather are open today, including the Penal Quinam Government Primary School which was previously being used as an emergency shelter.

The Honourable Anthony Garcia, Minister of Education extends his sincerest appreciation to all  persons who aided in minimising the loss of teaching and learning time at these schools, and those that assisted at schools that were dismissed early due to Friday’s adverse weather. 

Clean-up operations at the affected schools commenced right away with assistance from the Regional Corporations; teachers and parents. Additional cleaning and sanitisation was required however, at North Oropouche Government Primary School, which will re-open tomorrow, Tuesday 20th November, 2018. Toco Secondary School will also reopen tomorrow  following the completion of special arrangements made to facilitate the resumption of classes. 

As these unforeseen challenges arise, the Ministry of Education remains resolute in returning all schools to a state of readiness for regular activity within the shortest possible timeframe. The continued support of all stakeholders will keep the Ministry on target to achieving this goal and will be to the benefit of the children of Trinidad and Tobago. 



 Released on 19th November, 2018 



For further information please contact the Ministry’s Communications Division at 622-2181.