Former Minister of Education Tim Goopeesingh is not pleased with the current government’s handling of the education system.
Speaking on the on Power Breakfast Show this morning, Goopeesingh stated that under the People’s Partnership time in government, revising the educational curriculum was a priority for his ministry. He stated that the continuous assessment programme which was implemented on the advice of several educators was done with the intention of providing students with a more developed curriculum and serve as a portfolio of students’ performance.
He is of the belief that the decision by education ministry under Minister Anthony Garcia to discontinue these programmes for primary school students writing the SEA exam puts them at a great disadvantage.
Goopeesingh also stated that information technology is an important part of learning and the distribution of laptops to students entering secondary would have benefited significantly from this initiative.