THE Prime Minister will participate in a virtual Spotlight on Education to be held on Thursday.
Dr Rowley made the disclosure during a telephone interview with i95.5 FM on Saturday.
“The purpose is the same purpose that we have pursued for a number of years where we talk to the population and provide them with the facts and the circumstances.”
The issue in front of the population, Rowley continued, is the situation with respect to the contribution that the State makes to the parents and the young people of TT. He said, “If we don’t put the facts before the population, then the misinformation provided by persons with their own agendas can mislead the public.
Rowley added he will join Education Minister Dr Nyan Gadsby-Dolly in the virtual meeting to tell the public what are the facts with respect to “the allocation for education and the systems that support our young people.”
He explained the format of the education spotlight will be similar to what been done previously for issues such as energy and the economy. Rowley said the same is currently being done for health, with respect to the covid19 pandemic.
“No government in the history of TT has been ever so open on issues of national interest.” The Education Ministry has been holding a virtual national consultation on education which started on November 10 and ends on December 4. In the 2020/2021 budget, education received an allocation of $7.973 billion.