• Education

    OBG reports on the increasing emphasis placed by developing countries on education, in particular privatisation programmes and incentives for international private education investment. Details include number of schools and universities, enrolment and literacy rates, government expenditure and targets.
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What efforts must be made in tertiary education to match programmes with labour demand?

The education system in Trinidad and Tobago offers universal free education for all citizens, ensuring that over 95% of the population are enrolled in primary education. With the adult literacy rate at around 99% in 2010, T&T was already far above the 2018 world average of 86%. In addition, education received the highest budget allocation for FY 2019/20, at TT$7.6bn ($1....

The health sector of Trinidad and Tobago is founded on the principle of a free, universal coverage funded by the government and taxpayers. The FY 2019/20 budget assigned health care the third-highest allocation after education and national security. In addition to providing health care to a population of over 1.3m, much of this budget will go towards the construction of new...

Chapter | Health & Education from The Report: Trinidad & Tobago 2020

Investment in the construction of several new health care facilities across the country and the...

Trinidad and Tobago is the largest producer of oil and gas in the Caribbean. While there is a need to diversify the economy away from its dependence on hydrocarbons, a number of new discoveries in late 2019 appear set to support a short-term recovery in the energy sector and lend financing to the wider economy.

 

Education reform has been a major priority of the administration of President Nana Akufo-Addo, who was elected on the campaign promise of improving access to education and learning outcomes. To this end, the government introduced the Free Senior High School (SHS) policy in September 2017. This was followed by a number of reforms launched in...

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