Tobago Set For Tertiary Expansion

More tertiary education programmes will soon be available to Tobagonians.

The Tobago House of Assembly is in discussions with the University of Trinidad and Tobago (UTT) with the aim of extending the list of available programmes.

Chief Secretary Kelvin Charles said the intention is to bring programmes that are most relevant to the island.

“We are on the verge, and to some extent it depends on enrollment of offerings from September, a diploma in agriculture, diploma in natural resources management and a certificate programme in food technology,” Charles said.

The Secretary of Education, Innovation and Energy said these programmes will be brought to Tobago once there are sufficient numbers for enrollment.

“We are hoping that those students who would have recently graduated from the agricultural programme would be the main students who would take up this offer, from the (Kendal) Farm School that is.”

Charles said he is hoping that in January 2019, pre-requisites will be in place for additional programmes, including courses in marine sciences, tropical fisheries management and a national engineering technician’s diploma in civil engineering.

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