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Less than 50 percent of parents of troubled students of Chaguanas North Secondary turn up for meeting at Education Ministry

Less than 50 percent of parents of troubled students of Chaguanas North Secondary turn up for meeting at Education Ministry

El Dorado East Secondary School

Students of the El Dorado East and West Secondary Schools, walk along Caura Junction

Less than 50 percent of parents of students described as troublesome by the El Dorado East Secondary School turned up for the meeting on Monday afternoon at the Education Ministry’s office.

Only the parents of 13 of the 31 students were present at the meeting.

Minister of Education, Anthony Garcia revealed that they would continue to reach out to the parents of the students.

Speaking to the media on Monday he also assured that the students wouldn’t be debarred from sitting exams.

Chief Education Officer Harrilal Seecharan confirmed that only 10 of the 24 North Chaguanas Secondary School students now reassigned to the Couva West Secondary school attended sessions on Monday.

The Trinidad and Tobago Unified Teachers Association President Devanand Sinanan lamented what he described as the disconnect between school and parent expectations.

Trinidad and Tobago Unified Teachers Association President, Devanand Sinanan

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