Secondary School

JSC examines boys education chances and performance

The Joint Select Committee on Human Rights, Equality and Diversity (JSCHRED), was in session today. Today’s session focussed on the performance of males in the education system.

Key areas of inquiry included:

No more personal laptops for students

The government has announced that it is changing the laptop initiative, and this will now see laptops being given to schools instead of to students.

Education Minister Anthony Garcia says the intention is ensuring that all form one students have access to the laptops in the classroom.

Fifty laptops will be given to each secondary school.

But in an immediate response, Opposition Leader Kamla Persad Bissessar is describing this as another example of the Keith Rowley administration not understanding the benefits of investing in education.