Published - March 04, 2017
The Honourable Anthony Garcia, Minister of Education is confirming that he will be meeting with various educational stakeholder groups in the coming weeks to discuss how best we could alleviate the spectacle of large numbers of students being away from school on the days following Carnival celebrations.
Recently, Minister Garcia revealed that 81 percent of secondary school students and 74 percent of primary school students stayed away from classes on Ash Wednesday, whilst the majority of teachers in both primary and secondary schools attended school today with 81.3 percent in primary schools and 77.7 percent in secondary schools.
Published - March 01, 2017
The Honourable Anthony Garcia, Minister of Education says the majority of teachers in both primary and secondary schools attended school today with 81.3% in primary schools and 77.7% in secondary schools, while there was notable absenteeism of students in both primary and secondary schools with 26.5% in primary schools and 18.3% in secondary schools. Minister Garcia is again calling on parents/guardians to treat Ash Wednesday as a normal school day, “We cannot allow the situation to continue where parents/guardians are keeping their children away from school because of Carnival. The situation must be stopped.”
Published - February 21, 2017
The Honourable Anthony Garcia, Minister of Education toured the Queen’s Royal College with several Ministry officials on Tuesday 21st February, 2017. He also met with the School’s Principal David Simon and other key members of the educational institution. The objective of the visit was to assess the scope of works required at the school to facilitate the effective delivery of the curriculum.
Published - February 13, 2017
The Ministry of Education has embarked on an initiative to address the issue of underperformance among secondary school entrants. The initiative is being spearheaded by the Curriculum Division of the Ministry of Education.