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Primary-school applications on hold

Education Minister Anthony Garcia has directed that a circular to primary-school principals on application for admission to public primary schools should be withdrawn until further notice.

The circular (Circular 1 of 2018), dated January 10, was issued by the office of the Chief Education Officer.

Attached to it was a form titled, “Application for admission into public primary schools.”

A release quoted Garcia as saying he was unaware this form had been issued and as a result has requested its recall.

A January 18 Ministry of Education release had said that “all registration was to be immediately halted pending the completion of a standardisation process.”

Meanwhile, the ministry said, a meeting with denominational boards has been scheduled at the ministry in Port of Spain for today, when the subject will be discussed.

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