Tobago House of Assembly Chief Secretary and Secretary for Education Kelvin Charles says in order to keep students up-to-date with the school curriculum, the THA is now creating an online teaching platform.
He said special emphasis will be placed on students preparing for the 2020 Secondary Entrance Assessment, Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate and Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination.
He was speaking at this week’s post-Executive Council media briefing at the Ann Mitchell Gift Auditorium, Scarborough Library on March 25.
Charles said nine Tobago teachers will be trained to use the online educational platform, which will offer “personalised learning environments for students.” They will load videos and other forms of learning material onto the platform, he said.
“We are also encouraging collaboration between the teachers of the SEA classes,” he said.
Charles also said the THA is urging principals and teachers to prepare learning packages for students, who are expected to remain at home until April 30 in the first instance.
Other education programmes, based on the syllabus, are available online and on various television stations, the Education Secretary said.
He also outlined, how students, who usually receive school feeding, can benefit from one of the government’s social relief programmes.
Charles said the THA’s welfare department is working with principals to determine which families will be given the Food Cards.
“We will collate information from the schools... along with data about parents and their contact numbers...We will organise the data and make recommendations so that the students...can access those food cards.”
He said that the programme will benefit only nationals of T&T.