House of Representatives


Condemn the reduction in allocation to education and training

House of Representatives - 2nd Session - 11th Republican Parliament

WHEREAS the Government has unilaterally reduced its allocation to education and training;

AND WHEREAS the sustainability of tertiary education in both the public and private sectors are under threat;

AND WHEREAS these decisions have denied most-in-need citizens the opportunity to pursue high education, training and the opportunity to secure better jobs and an improved quality of life;

AND WHEREAS the country's competitiveness will be undermined by these decisions;

AND WHEREAS these decisions will ultimately lead to higher cost, compromised quality, as well as further job losses;

BE IT RESOLVED that this House collectively condemn the Government for such short-sighted and brutal measures against large sections of the population;

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this House call on the Government to immediately reverse these measures which can have a deleterious effect on the future development of Trinidad and Tobago.

(By Member for Chaguanas East)

2 Dec 2016
House of Representatives Debate - Day 1Hansard
5 speakersShow Speakers
1.Mr. Fazal Karim [Chaguanas East] [Opposition Member]
2.The Honourable Anthony Garcia [Arima] [Minister of Education]
3.Senator Dr. Tim Gopeesingh [Caroni East] [Opposition Member]
4.The Honourable Dr. Lovell Francis [Moruga/Tableland] [Minister of State in the Ministry of Education]
5.Ms. Ramona Ramdial [Couva North] [Opposition Member]