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Textbook Rental Programme

The Ministry of Education, through its Textbook Rental/Loan Programme (TRP), provides textbooks and other educational resources to ensure that all students have easy affordable access to the learning materials required for the core curriculum areas.  This is part of the Ministry’s efforts towards achieving equity in the provision of educational opportunities and towards equalizing the playing field in the access of education.  Items are loaned to each student and must be returned to the student’s school at the end of the academic year. 

The Textbook Rental Programme is only one aspect of the Ministry’s comprehensive programme of activities to promote excellence in education.

Parents and guardians are urged to ensure that their children take good care of each item they are loaned.

 

Will my child receive textbooks or other educational material?

Your child will receive textbooks and / or other educational material if he or she is attending:

  • A government, government assisted or private Primary School.
  • A government, government assisted or private Secondary School.
  • Remedial programmes in primary and secondary school
  • Special Education Institutions.
  • Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) Centres.
  • Technical or Vocational Training at the Secondary Level, at special education Institutions.

 

 

What will my child receive?

Your child’s class level determines the specific text and number of textbooks that your child receives and the subject areas covered by those textbooks.

At the Primary School level:

  • All students are loaned textbooks covering the subjects of Reading, Mathematics, Science, and Language Arts.
  • Infant 1 students are loaned a textbook covering the subject of Social Studies.
  • Standard 2 students are loaned an English dictionary.
  • Standard 3 students are loaned an atlas.
  • Infant 1 and Infant 11 students receive workbooks in the subject areas of Reading, Language Arts and Science

At the Secondary School level:

  • Form 1 students are loaned textbooks covering the subjects of Mathematics, Science, English Language, Spanish, Physical Education, Social Studies, Music, and Visual and Performing Arts.  They are also loaned an Atlas, an English Dictionary and a Spanish/English Dictionary.
  • Form 2 students are loaned textbooks covering the subjects of Mathematics, Science, English Language, Spanish, Physical Education, Social Studies, Music, and Visual and Performing Arts.
  • Form 3 students are loaned textbooks covering the subjects of Mathematics, Science, English Language, Spanish, Physical Education, Music, and Visual and Performing Arts.  If starting the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) Programme, Form 3 students are also loaned textbooks covering the subjects of History, Geography, Biology, Chemistry, and Physics.
  • Form 4 students are loaned textbooks covering the eight subject areas being pursued by students at examination level.  They are also loaned Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) Past Papers and Syllabi in all subject areas and Study Guides in the areas of Social Studies, English A and Mathematics and Principles of Business.
  • Lower Form 6 students are loaned Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) Past Papers and Syllabi in all subject areas and Study Guides in the areas of Accounting, Communication Studies and Caribbean Studies, Computer Science, Management of Business, Law and Information Technology.

Students in Form 4 are loaned textbooks and other resources for a period of two school years.  All other students are loaned textbooks and other resources for a period of one school year.

 

 

Remedial Primary Programme:

Students enrolled in remedial programmes at primary schools have access to

  • Collins ABC Dictionary
  • Brain Teasers
  • Kidzup Learning Beat Series
  • Hooked on Phonics
  • Other Learning resources

Materials are placed in the school for the benefit of all students

 

Remedial Secondary Programme:

Students enrolled in remedial programmes at secondary schools have access to

  • Remedial English Resources e.g. - essential reading, writing, spelling and grammar skills etc.
  • Remedial Mathematics Resources e.g. – math wheel (addition, multiplication, subtraction and division), operations with fractions.
  • Other Learning Resources

Materials are placed in the school for the benefit of all students

 

Special Education Institutions:

Students enrolled at special education institutions receive educational resources for the following groupings

  • Art & Handicraft
  • Books – Academic
  • Books  - Non Academic
  • Charts
  • Educational Games
  • Manipulatives
  • Musical Equipment
  • Puzzles
  • Sports Equipment
  • Specialist Resources e.g. Braillers, telescoping walking sticks, embossers with software and hardware to convert text to Braille and vise versa, and computer equipment. 

Materials are placed in the school for the benefit of all students

 

Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) Centres (Government):

Students enrolled at government ECCE centres receive  

  • Furniture and Equipment e.g. Cubbies for storage etc.
  • Educational Material e.g. dexterity boards, anatomy aprons, critical thinking cards
  • Other Learning Resources

Materials are placed in the school for the benefit of all students

 

Technical or Vocational Training at the Secondary Level, at Special Education Institutions:

Students at Special Education Institutions who are enrolled in technical / vocational programmes receive educational resources for the following programmes

  • Beauty Culture
  • Book Binding
  • Child care
  • Computer Repairs
  • Garment Construction / Dressmaking
  • Hardware Equipment for air conditioning and refrigeration, auto mechanics, computer controlled electronics, compressor mechanics, electrical installation, electronics, general industrial maintenance, instrumentation, masonry, networking, plumbing, straightening and painting (auto body), welding and woodworking.    Students also receive coveralls and steel tip boots.
  • Home Health Aide
  • Horticulture / Agriculture - Students also receive rubber boots.
  • Hospitality Equipment for cake decorating, food preparation and hospitality
  • Leather Craft
  • Screen Printing
  • Upholstery

 

Where can I find more information?
                                                                                                   
For more information, please contact the Ministry of Education’s Textbook Rental Programme (TRP) Unit.  The Unit’s office is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., except public holidays.

Textbook Rental Programme (TRP) Unit
Rudranath Capildeo Learning Resource Centre
Southern Main Road
Mc Bean, Couva
Trinidad, West Indies
Tel. (868) 679-2574/5 exts. 1016, 1080, 1081 or (868) 636-1057/69/70
Fax. (868) 636-3071/9296/1397

 

List of Secondary School Text Books for 2005-06
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