Textbook Management Unit

The Textbook Management Unit (TMU) is a division in the Ministry of Education which is responsible for the management and administration of all the facets of the Textbook Rental Loan Programme (TRLP).

The programme aims to provide textbooks and other learning materials for students at Primary, Secondary and Special Education schools. It ensures that all students have affordable and easy access to the learning materials required for the core curriculum areas. It also forms part of the Ministry’s efforts towards achieving equity in the provision of educational opportunities and levelling the playing field in gaining access to education.

Textbooks are loaned to students and must be returned to the assigned school at the end of the academic year so that they are made available to the incoming cohort of students at that level/form. Parents and guardians must ensure that their children maintain the books loaned throughout the academic year in good physical condition and that these are returned to the school.

General Information

(A) Textbook selection:

At present, the textbook selection policy allows principals the autonomy to select textbooks based on the students’ needs as well as maintaining alignment with the curriculum. This is known as the Freedom of Choice option and is based on a set procurement cycle.

(B) New textbook policy:

Consideration is being given to revise the textbook policy in which a proposal is made to re-establish a Learning Materials Evaluation Committee (LMEC) to facilitate this process.  This will determine the textbook selection process for the subsequent academic years.

Contact Information

Textbook Management Unit
Ministry of Education
Level 13, Education Tower A
St. Vincent Street,
Port-of-Spain.
Email: tmu@moe.edu.tt