Distance Learning Secretariat (DLS)


The Distance Learning Secretariat is involved in re-engineering and connecting Learning Access and Human Development to support the development of a Lifelong Learning System in Trinidad and Tobago. The Secretariat is responsible for ensuring the development and implementation of strategies related to distance learning namely: 

  • Developing standards for Open, Flexible, Distributed and Distance Learning among all Tertiary Level Institutions and other learning providers in the country. 
  • Promoting awareness of new and emerging knowledge and learning technologies among stakeholders and the public. 
  • Advising government and international agencies on issues related to new and emerging knowledge and learning technologies. 
  • Assisting in building and strengthening learning providers to broaden and increase access to learning through technological mediation. 
  • Promoting human resource development as well as the professional development of educators in distance learning. 
  • Building relationships and developing linkages through collaboration with local, regional & international professional bodies, agencies and institutions involved in distance learning. 


The key objectives of the Distance Learning Secretariat are to: 

  • Standardize and promote Open and Distance Learning among all providers and the public within Trinidad and Tobago 
  • Build and strengthen learning providers to broaden and increase access to learning within Trinidad and Tobago 
  • Advise governments and international agencies on initiatives and issues related to Open and Distance learning in Trinidad and Tobago 


Distance Learning Secretariat (DLS)
Ministry of Education
Level 14, Building A
Education Towers
No. 5 St. Vincent Street,
Port of Spain.
Tel: 1(868) 622-2181 (Ext. 2022)
Email: distancelearning@moe.edu.tt