Profile of the: Ministry of Education – Tertiary Education Division
The : Ministry of Education – Tertiary Education Division was established in 2001 as an arm of Government that would foster the development of a rich, diverse, highly capable and adaptable Human Resource pool. Since this time the organization has experienced significant growth in its capacity and in the delivery of product and services. These initiatives have all been designed for the betterment of citizens of Trinidad and Tobago. The Ministry provides a number of programmes which are geared toward the development of a more diversified and knowledge intensive economy. Such initiatives have been developed to enable a smooth and seamless transition from primary and secondary education to tertiary education, encouraging industrial growth and development for enhancing economic stability. Unconventional avenues for achieving and ensuring a highly competitive and competent Human Resource pool have been realized through the establishment of a number of new and accredited qualification schemes such as the Caribbean Vocation Qualification (CVQ), previously the Trinidad and Tobago National Vocational Qualification (TTNVQ).
Since its inception the Ministry has successfully launched and implemented a number of Tertiary Education and Technical Vocational Education training programmes within its portfolio and these include: TERTIARY EDUCATION: The Government Assistance for Tuition Expenses (GATE) Programme Since its inception the Government Assistance for Tuition Expenses (GATE) Programme has become synonymous with tertiary education. The programme is accessible to citizens of Trinidad and Tobago pursuing tertiary level education, who have been resident in Trinidad and Tobago for a minimum period of three years prior to submitting an application for funding. GATE is applicable for programmes of study that lead to recognised tertiary level qualifications. GATE is available to citizens pursuing approved programmes at local and regional public and private tertiary level institutions. The programme was also implemented parallel to the establishment of the Accreditation Council which ensures that all providers of tertiary education programmes ensure that they operate within set criteria for the delivery of quality tertiary education. It also ensures that programmes offered by institutions are relevant both locally and regionally and in sync with international standards.
Tertiary Education Division’s vision is to enhance the quality of life for all citizens through increased access to quality post-secondary education.
The mission of the : Ministry of Education – Tertiary Education Division is to develop the human resources of the country by increasing access to quality tertiary education and technical and vocational education and training.
Mrs. Angela Sinaswee-Gervais
Ms. Jasmine Pascal
Deputy Permanent Secretary
Mr. Gregory Jones (Ag.)
Director, Research, Planning and Technical Services Division
Ms. Shobha Jaisir
Director, Human Resources Division
Ms. Dianne Shim
Director of Finance and Accounts
Ms. Judy Hutchinson
Administrative Officer V, General Administration Division
Mr. Harry Sumair
Mrs. Teresa Davidson
Director, Funding and Grants Administration Division
Mr. Stellan Ragbir
Information Technology Manager
Ms. Wanti Chadee
Director, Projects and Programmes
Ms. Mala Roop
Financial Assistance Studies Programme
Ms. Bibi Khan
Manager of Communications Department
Ms. Joycelyn Clarke
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