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Scores of pupils at the Cap-de-Ville
Government Primary School have
been given an extra month s vacation
as contractors are yet to complete
their new school.
Protest marked the start of the new
school term at the Point Fortin school
which led to a visit by Education Min-
ister Anthony Garcia, who assured the
Parent Teachers Association that after
two years of delays in its construction,
the school would be opened by October
15.He gave instructions that in the
interim, a temporary building on the
old compound be used to house the
Standards Four and Five pupils until
next month. The rest of the school
population from First Year to Standard
Three would stay home until then.
Speaking with reporters yesterday,
Garcia said, "After lengthy discussions,
we are confident that the situation has
abated somewhat in that there is an
agreement that the new school will be
in a state of readiness so that students
could occupy it on October 15.
"The parents had certain concerns
and those concerns were addressed.
Among the concerns were that the
building has to be air-conditioned and
it must meet all safety requirements.
We have been given the assurance that
those things will be put in place. We
had a tour of the classrooms and we
found that the classrooms are suitable
for the time being.
"Another concern of the parents was
the traffic because cars usually speed
along the road. They had requested
that speed bumps be placed across the
road. We have agreed to work with the
Ministry of Works traffic division to
ensure that those speed bumps will be
Education minister steps in
Extra month vacation
for Pt Fortin students
erected that it would slow the traffic a bit."
President of the school PTA Tricia Cardinal lauded
Garcia s quick response to their protest. However,
she believed the delays in completing the new school
were intentional as there was little work taking place
before yesterday. Cardinal said it was only when
word spread of the minister s visit that workmen
made late hour repairs to the old school.
She said up to the start of the new term, sewage
was leaking from the toilet while there was a hole
in the roof.
Tardy work by the Education
Facilities Company Ltd (EFCL) has
led to the late opening of schools
every year. However, Garcia said,
he would do everything in his
power to ensure all schools were
reopened on time after the
He said he had already spoken
to his permanent secretary, chief
education officer Harrilal
Seecharan, and EFCL officials to
resolve the issues. However, he
declined to say what were the
problems at EFCL.
NO MORE LATE
T&T Unified Teachers Association (TTUTA)
president Devanand Sinanan says they will be
advocating for changes in the Continuous
Assessment Component (CAC) of the
Secondary Entrance Assessment (SEA) when
they formally meet with Education Minister
Garcia has already said that he has ideas with
regards to the CAC which he will discuss with
the technical officers at his ministry.
"I will have discussions with the chief
education officer and the technical advisers of
the Ministry of Education to look at that. I have
certain ideas which I will be discussing with the
technical officers of the Ministry of Education.
When that is done, I will be able to speak more
freely with the press," he told reporters at the
Cap-de-ville Government Primary School,
TTUTA WANTS SEA CHANGE
Minister of Education Anthony Garcia greets Nkosi
Rodriquez, 12, of the Cap-de-Ville Government
Primary school who broke his hip six years ago when
he tripped on the legs of a blackboard at the school.
PHOTO: RISHI RAGOONATH
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