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Education Ministry outlines how students are to be registered for primary schools

The Ministry of Education has issued guidelines on how parents can go about getting their children registered for primary schools.

The Ministry notes that only the forms provided by the Ministry can be used in this regard.

The following are the guidelines issued by the Ministry.

* ONLY the Ministry of Education-issued Standardised Application Form is to be used for application to ALL primary schools (Government and Denominational)

National Schools' Panorama finals

Several primary and secondary schools showed off their talents on the national instrument at the National Junior Panaroma competition.

And while some believe the traditional aspects of Carnival are slowly eroding, these children say their presence is evidence to the contrary.

Akash Samaroo and cameraman Neil Romain bring us the story.

 

Schools reject disabled girl

A Penal mother is claiming discrimination after her daughter, who has spina bifida and uses a walker, was rejected by three primary schools.

The matter is already getting the attention of Education Minister Anthony Garcia who has said no child should be denied access to education on the basis of a disability or any other challenge. He has promised to find a place for five-year-old Khaleesi Webb.

35 violent and indisciplined schools listed for help

Thirty-five schools nationwide where students have been exhibiting violent or indisciplined behaviour have been “hot-listed” for action by the Education Ministry.

The schools—mainly secondary institutions—are listed in a report by the ministry which was laid in the Senate yesterday.

The ministry did the report based on the findings and recommendations contained in the first Report of Parliamentary Committee inquiring into the current level of violence among students in schools. Particular focus was paid to physical and cyber-bullying.

Internationally: Schools closed Tuesday as New York prepares for biggest storm this winter

New York City public schools are closed Tuesday, Mayor Bill de Blasio said.

A massive blizzard is expected to bring up to two feet of snow to the area. The snow should start late Monday night.

Mayor de Blasio is advising everyone remain off the roads Tuesday.

The New York City Emergency Management Department today issued a hazardous travel advisory.

“New Yorkers should also prepare for snow and dangerous road conditions,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio.

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