News Release – MOE extends condolences on passing of student

Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago


Education Towers, No. 5St. Vincent Street, Port of Spain, Trinidad

News Release                       12th November, 2019

MOE extends condolences on passing of student

The Ministry of Education confirms media reports on the death of a male student from the Infant Department of the Guaico Government Primary School. Official reports indicate that the child collapsed at approximately 2:45 pm on Monday 11th November, 2019.  Emergency procedures were initiated and an ambulance was called. However, the child was taken to the Sangre Grande General Hospital by a teacher in the company of the child’s mother and older sister, who is also a student at the school. The Principal later learnt that the child died at the hospital.

The Honourable Anthony Garcia, Minister of Education, extends his condolences and stated, “I am deeply saddened by the news of this student’s passing. The death of a loved one is never easy. My heartfelt sympathies go out to his family, teachers and classmates”.

Guidance Officers from the Students Support Services Division (SSSD) have been deployed to the school and grief counselling sessions were conducted with students. The School Social Workers will conduct group and individual sessions with students. Counselling for members of staff was provided under the Employee Assistance Programme (EAP).


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