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Karim refutes Cudjoe’s claims: Education on the up in Tobago

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Minister of Science, Technology and Tertiary Education Fazal Karim says for the first time 53 students were enrolled in the Bachelor of Education programme in Tobago. He was responding to Opposition Senator Shamfa Cudjoe’s claims that Tobago youth were being deprived of educational opportunities.


Karim said, “Costaatt/UTT is on the ascendancy. For the first time, we have 53 enrolled in the Bachelor of Education programme. We have started facilities in Canaan. We thought it was important to build capacity in Tobago.” Turning his attention to Trinidad, he said, “We are going to construct the Penal/Debe campus.”


He said YTEPP was a 25-year-old success story. St Augustine Campus was another flagship institution accommodating 22,000 people. He also said there were plans to increase the Faculty of Law, and expected classes by 2014. In Trini picong style, he said, “There has been an increase and not decrease. How you go say that?”



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