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Ministerials Paragraphs Related to the Theme Paragraphs VII Summit
Reports
Date:  1/21/2011 
The following initiatives are also carried out by the MOE to promote the Government’s developmental pillars of People-centred development and A More Diversified, Knowledge Intensive Economy – Building on the Native Genius of Our People:

-The formalization and expansion of the Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) Sector to provide quality early education to 3 to 4 year olds with the goal of universal ECCE by 2012.
-The construction of the state-of-the-art ECCE centres to be in alignment with the new ECCE Curriculum, 24 centres have already been opened and 50 more will be open in 2010.
-A robust school construction programme – 5 new Primary schools have been opened and are under construction.
-11 new Secondary schools are under construction.
-The Primary school Curriculum is being revised
-A modernized curriculum for Forms I to V is being implemented at the Secondary level.
-New subject offerings of Physical Education; Visual and Performing Arts and Technology Education are now offered at the Secondary Level.
-Additional opportunities are available to Secondary school students to pursue Technical Vocational Education leading to the Caribbean Vocational Qualifications (CVQs).
-Wider opportunities are being created through the establishment of the National Open School of Trinidad and Tobago since 2007.
-Expanded access for Special Needs Students – the Ministry of Education now pays fees for children in private special schools and provides a further subvention to these schools to cover administrative costs.
-Literacy and Numeracy are being strengthened through the Centre of Excellence in Teacher Training programme and the teaching of Reading.
-The Ministry of Education participates in Quality benchmarking to measure Trinidad and Tobago’s progress against other leading education system.

(For more information, please refer to pages 24 & 25, of Trinidad and Tobago's National Report)
Paragraphs: 36 Paragraphs VII Summit: -

Related Resources
TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO- NATIONAL REPORT ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE MANDATES OUTLINED IN THE DECLARATION OF COMMITMENT OF PORT OF SPAIN