Published - May 24, 2017
Over one hundred (100) of the one hundred and twenty-five (125) secondary schools’ principals heeded a call by the Honourable Anthony Garcia, Minister of Education to discuss urgent matters affecting the secondary school system. The meeting, held at the Government Campus Plaza Auditorium was chaired by the Chief Education Officer Harrilal Seecharan and focused on the areas of School Based Management (SBM), Promoting Discipline in Schools and Clinical Supervision. The executives of the Ministry of Education along with representatives of Student Support Services Division (SSSD), School Supervision and Curriculum Division were also in attendance for this combined effort.
Published - May 22, 2017
The Ministry of Education reaffirms its commitment to having the air conditioning unit at the Tranquility Government Primary School fully restored within the next few days. The Ministry is aware of concerns expressed by parents over the delay in having this situation rectified. Recently, officials of the Ministry of Education met with a delegation of the school’s Parents Teachers Association to discuss this issue. Both teams agreed that the problem originated with the breakdown of the central air conditioning unit.
Published - May 01, 2017
The Ministry of Education congratulates our Trinidad born business magnate, Mr. Robert Bermudez on his appointment as the new Chancellor of The University of the West Indies. The economic climate that we share as Caribbean people is such that a person of the calibre of Mr. Bermudez is exactly what is needed to take the university forward in these challenging times.
Published - April 26, 2017
In light of comments following the announcement by the Honourable Anthony Garcia, Minister of Education that Mr. Robert Bermudez has been selected as the next Chancellor of the University of the West Indies, the Ministry of Education seeks to explain the process which was used to arrive at this decision. On September 7, 2016, the University Council established a Search Committee to commence the process for the appointment of a new Chancellor after Professor Sir George Alleyne had signaled his imminent retirement. A Chancellor holds the office for a period of seven years and may be reappointed for a second seven year term by the Council. Professor Sir George Alleyne was first appointed in 2003 and was reappointed for a second term on October 1, 2010. He will vacate office on July 31st, 2017. The Search Committee was chaired by Vice Chancellor Professor Sir Hilary Beckles and comprised the followi