Sunday 5 July, 2020

Schools have reopened, almost without a hitch

The Ministry of Education (MoE) says the new academic year has opened successfully with minor incidents at two schools as classes have resumed on Monday.

The St Finbar’s RC School was unable to open its doors to staff and students as a water problem hindered sanitation and cleaning. The students of the decanted Carapichaima Anglican School were also delayed as the Public Transport Service Commission (PTSC) was unable to take the students to the new location.

The MoE says the St Finbar’s RC School is being monitored and the sanitation exercise is underway while they are working with the PTSC to provide transport for students of the Carapichaima Anglican School.

Education Minister Anthony Garcia reportedly visited the Arima Hindu School to survey the work that went into the preparation for the new space that the school will be occupying since being removed from the Temple Street structure.

Minister of State in the Ministry of Education Dr Lovell Francis was also on the ground visiting the Tranquility Government Primary School and East Mucurapo Secondary School ensuring the works to be completed were effectively done and the schools were operating smoothly.

With over 700 schools in Trinidad and Tobago, Minister Garcia praised the hard work of the Education Facilities, Procurement and Planning Division (EFPPD) of the Ministry of Education along with the National Maintenance Training and Security Company Limited (MTS) for their commitment to the over 250,000 children who access education in the country.  

Minister Garcia also went on to commend and thank all stakeholders in education for their continued commitment and service to the development of the future human resource of this country.

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