Condolences on passing of former Minister in the Ministry of Education
Port of Spain, 22 January, 2021: The Ministry of Education extends sincere condolences to the family and friends of former Minister of State in the Ministry of Education, Clifton De Coteau on his passing today.
Mr. De Coteau served as Minister of State in the Ministry of Education from 2010 to 2012. He was the Chairman of the National Task Force on School Violence and Indiscipline which was responsible for the relaunch and review of the National School Code of Conduct.
He was also an educator and former principal of St. Stephen’s College, Princes Town who played a pivotal role in the lives of many. He made great contributions not only to the further development of our nation’s children, but he also touched the lives of many teachers during his tenure as School Supervisor III until 2002 when he retired.
Mr. De Coteau was loved and respected by many and he will be sorely missed.
The people of Trinidad and Tobago has lost a true educator who devoted his life to serving his country. May his soul rest in peace.