House of Representatives


Private Motion: Provision of Textbooks to Schools

House of Representatives - 2nd Session - 10th Republican Parliament

WHEREAS the Government of Trinidad and Tobago has given a commitment to provide all students, from Early Childhood to the Primary and Secondary levels, with all core textbooks and work books at no cost to parents;

AND WHEREAS the Ministry of Education has reneged on this commitment in September 2011 by neglecting to provide sufficient and timely replacements for books lost or damaged, thereby placing an unexpected hardship on parents:

BE IT RESOLVED that this Government take all necessary steps to ensure that students are properly equipped with their school books for a quality education from ECCE to Secondary, in accordance with the commitment that has been given since 2004.

(By the Member for Port of Spain North/St. Ann’s West)

11 Nov 2011
House Debate - Day 1Hansard
2 speakersShow Speakers
1.Mrs. Patricia McIntosh [Port-of-Spain North/St. Ann’s West] [Opposition Member]
2.Senator Dr. Tim Gopeesingh [Caroni East] [Minister of Education]
25 Nov 2011
House Debate - Day 2Hansard
2 speakersShow Speakers
1.Mr. Fitzgerald Jeffrey [La Brea] [Opposition Member]
2.The Honourable Clifton De Coteau [Moruga/Tableland] [Minister of State in the Ministry of Education]