To serve as a catalyst for positive change in education through the provision of a range of services that will support educators’ efforts to develop learning environments for the success of all learners
- To develop cost-effective strategies for providing a range of services that support educators efforts to develop environments in which all learners succeed
- To provide high quality educational materials and services to support and enhance the teaching/learning process
- To enhance the capacity of all units for maximum efficiency and effectiveness
- To serve as a catalyst in the transformation of the Ministry of Education
- To develop cost recovery/revenue earning strategies
- To manage, administer and supervise local, regional and international examinations
- To produce and publish educational resources
- To print examinations and other documents required by all divisions/units of the Ministry
- To provide services for the use of the Rudranath Capildeo Learning Resource Centre (RCLRC) Auditorium and Specialist Rooms
The Examinations Unit is primarily responsible for the management, administration and supervision of local, regional and international examinations including the security and confidentiality of all examination materials.
The main responsibilities of the unit include the following:
The registration and administration of school and private candidates for the Caribbean Secondary Examination Certificate (CSEC), Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE), Secondary Entrance Assessment (SEA) and Caribbean Vocational Qualification (CVQ) examinations.
Ensuring that examination papers are distributed in the correct quantity to the examination centers and all scripts for the examinations are forwarded to the relevant marking venues on the schedule dates.
Ensuring that all activities and system are in place to maintain the integrity and security of the examinations by being at the port of entry to clear all examination question papers on its arrival, making arrangements for 24 hour security where question papers are stored and ensuring that all vaults are functioning and CCTV cameras are in good working conditions.
Issuing of certificates and timetables to all candidates.
The processing of applications for Certified Statement of Results for Teachers’ College and Primary School Leaving Certificate Examination (PSLCE) and request for the verification of results received from educational and professional institutions.
The recruiting of short – term staff (Clerical Staff, Oral Examiners, Laboratory Technicians/Assistants, Moderators, Braille Transcribes, Assistant Supervisors, Supervisors and Coordinators) to work in the Examination Unit and for the administration and supervision of all examinations.
The preparation of pay sheets for all short – term staff.
Providing counter assistance to the public with regards to refunds, payments, timetables, queries, certificates, etc.
Ensuring that venues and laboratories are acquired for private candidates writing the January and May/June examinations.
The training of all invigilators for the conduct of the examinations and the provision of assistance (training) to all schools re: the Caribbean Examination Council’s (CXC) Online Registration System.
The School Publications Unit
This unit was established in 1992 to facilitate the printing needs of the School Publications Unit of the Rudranath Capildeo Learning Resource Centre (RCLRC) of the Ministry of Education. The RCLRC Printing Unit provides printing services for all Divisions and Units of the Ministry.
Rudranath Capildeo Learning Resource Centre (RCLRC) Library
The (RCLRC) Library is organised to meet the information needs of professionals in the education sector of Trinidad and Tobago. It is geared towards encouraging tertiary research in all aspects of education among the Ministry of Education’s staff. However, its services extend further into the community, drawing users from the teacher training colleges, the University of the West Indies, other institutions and libraries, as well as members of the general public.
Ministry of Education
Level 2, Building A
#5 St. Vincent Street,
Port of Spain.
Phone: 1(868) 622-2181 (Administration: Ext. 1101-1108, 1110 – 1113, 1115, Accounts: Ext. 1900-1901)
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org (Administration), email@example.com (Accounts)
Rudranath Capildeo Learning Resource Centre (RCLRC)
Southern Main Road,
Phone: 1(868) 679-4119