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Salaah: Time to regulate school transport

While the nation is wrapped up with the debacle of discredited former PNM Minister Marlene McDonald and her co-accused, allow me to turn our attention, if only briefly, to a topic that has been dwarfed by the incessant dilemmas that take place daily in Trinbago: school bus transportation. The July/August …

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The cost of marginalising Tech-Voc Education (Pt 3): corporal punishment, “weak” students and loss of teacher time

“In the old 10%-entering-secondary-school days, some schools allowed students to follow an accelerated four-year programme to take the external examination. “Would it not make sense to have a similar programme which provides six or maybe even seven years as the norm to cater for the weaker students or, alternatively, have …

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The cost of marginalising Tech-Voc Education (Pt 2): full certificates and the ignored gender agenda

“We cannot simply produce a Policy for Education and not seek to educate the public on the value of Tech-Voc education. We must also demonstrate that value by offering Technology Education in all schools as a core subject in the National Curriculum. “[…] Another concept that needs to be examined …

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No school on Friday 12 Oct; gov’t approves time off for teachers convention

The Ministry of Education confirmed that all schools—at primary, secondary and ECCE level—will be closed on Friday 12 October 2018. This is to facilitate the 2018 National Convention of Teachers, which will be held from 9am to 3pm on that day. Harrilal Seecharan, chief education officer of the Ministry of …

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SSFL Forum: Schools’ league grapples with issues of registration, player development and TTFA relations

Academic requirements for school footballers, wider powers for the credential committee, an electronic database for players, small-sided games for Under-14s and a re-evaluation of the registration period and deadline for players to participate in external competitions. There were no shortage of talking points as the Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) …

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