More ECCE schools to come in Tobago
January 18, 2017: The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) is providing more development funding to this country. And Tobago is set to benefit, with five early childhood centres proposed for the island.
Secretary of Education, Youth Affairs and Sport Huey Cadette said this is the second round of a grant from the IDB. The first round of funds is already exhausted.
Cadette said the Ministry of Education and the Division of Education, Youth Affairs and Sport have been meeting over the last six months to develop the grant proposal for the funding.
The Centres, slated for Adventure, Belle Garden, Courland, Canaan/Bon Accord and Roxborough, have been outlined as priority in the grant proposal. This is one of the conditions for the release of funds.
“The funding will also go towards strengthening the education system in Tobago...and a small component will also go towards a social awareness programme that will allow of course sensitising the public [on] education and the value of education,” Cadette said during last week’s (January 11) Post Executive Council Media Briefing at the Administrative Complex, Calder Hall.
The funds, which should amount to roughly US $35 million, are expected to be released in October.
For further information please contact:
The Department of Information
Office of the Chief Secretary
Tobago House of Assembly
868-639-3421 ext. 5019