Photo: Minister of Education, the Honourable Anthony Garcia and Permanent Secretary Sandra Jones
MINISTER GARCIA TAKES THE REINS IN EDUCATION
On Tuesday 15th September, the Honourable Anthony Garcia, Member of Parliament for Arima, met with the Strategic Executive Team of the Ministry of Education, as he officially picked up the mantle as Trinidad’s Minister of Education.
Minister Garcia brings to this position a wealth of experience in the education sector, having taught at the Primary, Secondary and Tertiary levels. The Education Minister also holds the distinction of having served as both a Primary School Principal and Secondary School Principal. In addition, Anthony Garcia has sat at the helm of both the Trinidad and Tobago Unified Teachers’ Association (TTUTA), as well as the Caribbean Union of Teachers (CUT).
At today’s meeting, the Strategic Executive Team sought direction from Minister Garcia and took the opportunity to bring him up-to-date on many pressing issues in the education sector, including staffing and school infrastructure.
The Honourable Anthony Garcia reaffirmed his passion and commitment to education and to our nation’s students.