Due to current circumstances, a decision was made on Wednesday August 3rd 2016 to reduce expenditure but
maintain the Government Assistance for Tuition Expenses (GATE) Programme. The following are the proposed changes
to the existing GATE Programme:
Dr. the Honourable Dr. Lovell Francis, the Minister of State in the Ministry of Education, delivered a heartwarming address at the College of Science, Technology and Applied Arts of Trinidad and Tobago’s (COSTAATT) 15th Anniversary Celebrations and Long Service Awards Celebrations at the Hyatt Regency on Tuesday 27th October, 2015.
Dr. the Honourable Dr. Lovell Francis, Minister of State in the Ministry of Education gave the feature address at the National Energy Skills Centre (NESC) graduation ceremony on Wednesday 7th October, 2015 held at the Point Lisas Campus, where 900 graduates from the institution’s eleven campuses received TVET qualifications. The morning installment of the graduation ceremony was a lively session celebrating the achievement of students from the Laventille, Point Lisas, Debe and Woodford Lodge campuses. Minister Francis gave a hearty address to the young persons present, in which he reminded the graduating classes how fortunate they were to live in a time when opportunities such as tertiary education have become very accessible to the population.