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2nd Session of the 11th Republican Parliament

Condemn the reduction in allocation to education and training

WHEREAS the Government has unilaterally reduced its allocation to education and training;

AND WHEREAS the sustainability of tertiary education in both the public and private sectors are under threat;

AND WHEREAS these decisions have denied most-in-need citizens the opportunity to pursue high education, training and the opportunity to secure better jobs and an improved quality of life;

AND WHEREAS the country's competitiveness will be undermined by these decisions;

AND WHEREAS these decisions will ultimately lead to higher cost, compromised quality, as well as further job losses;

BE IT RESOLVED that this House collectively condemn the Government for such short-sighted and brutal measures against large sections of the population;

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this House call on the Government to immediately reverse these measures which can have a deleterious effect on the future development of Trinidad and Tobago.

(By Member for Chaguanas East)

First Debated: 02-Dec-2016
Speakers in the:
House of Representatives
02-Dec-2016 House of Representatives Debate - Day 1 | Hansard PDF icon (509.3 kb)
Mr. Fazal Karim, MP [Chaguanas East] [Opposition Member]
Hon. Anthony Garcia, MP [Arima] [Minister of Education]
Dr. Tim Gopeesingh, MP [Caroni East] [Opposition Member]
Hon. Dr. Lovell Francis, MP [Moruga/Tableland] [Minister of State in the Ministry of Education]
Ms. Ramona Ramdial, MP [Couva North] [Opposition Member]
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