Standards at primary and secondary schools have been continuously slipping under the national administration of the wretched PNM.
The records confirm a worrying decline in performance, which followed the senseless removal of several internationally tested measures that were implemented by the forward-thinking Kamla Persad-Bissessar Administration.
A broad array of systems and procedures have been recklessly scrapped or ignored.
They include leadership measures, remedial programmes, delinquency management, proper infrastructure, effective parent-teacher structures, and consultations with the trade union.
There were also essential improvements to the curricula, removing institutional stigma, provision of equality of opportunity, retention of educators, and a number of other appropriate structures and programmes.
Extra-curricula, technical-vocational measures and proper teacher training were also undertaken by the Government of Mrs. Persad-Bissessar.
In addition, there was a vigorous programme of construction, from pre-schools to tertiary campuses, and a diligent campaign to ensure access by every one of applicable school age.
Today, the education system is at its lowest ebb in decades, with declining standards, low participation, and a high incidence of school violence.
There is a general aimlessness in this critical sector.
And the Rowley Government couldn’t care less.