Minister of Education
Trinidad and Tobago

BY next month, students enrolled at University could have to pay a third of their fees while postgraduate students may have to pay their full fees.

And come next year, if tertiary institutions are not accredited by the Accreditation Council of Trini­dad and Tobago, funding will be stopped.

Those are some of the recommendations included in the report by the task force on the Government Assistance for Tuition Expenses (GATE) programme, which was handed over to Education Minister Anthony Garcia last week.


We are calling on The Minister of Education, and The Government of Trinidad and Tobago to reject the recommendations to GATE by the task force they appointed. If these recommendations are accepted by Cabinet, it will destroy the future of our nation as it is a massive step back in our development.

These changes will deny thousands of students the chance of achieving tertiary level education and ruin their dreams. There are many current students who will be forced to quit University as they will be unable to fund their tuition since it is extremely difficult for many to find jobs at this time.

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