JSC to examine effects of the blended learning system

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JSC to examine effects of the blended learning system

Covid 19 and the issue of blended learning will be top on the agenda when the Social Services and Public Administration Joint Select Committee (JSC) holds its virtual meeting on Wednesday at 9.30.

According to the Parliament’s website, the committee will examine “the effects of the blended learning system on student performance in Government and Government assisted schools during the revised covid19 restrictions.”

The JSC is chaired by Independent Senator Paul Richards. Other members include Housing and Urban Development Minister Pennelope Beckles, Works and Transport Minister Rohan Sinanan, Minister in the Agriculture Ministry Avinash Singh, Toco/Sangre Grande MP Roger Monroe, Tunapuna MP Esmond Forde, Couva South MP Rudranath Indarsingh and Opposition Senator David Nakhid.

The Public Accounts Enterprises Committee (PAEC), chaired by Opposition Senator Wade Mark, will hold a virtual meeting on Wednesday from 10 am. This meeting will see the PAC examining the audited financial statements of the Urban Development Corporation of TT (Udecott) for 2014 and 2015

The Senate sits on Tuesday from 1.30 pm at the Red House to continue its debate on the Evidence (Amendment) Bill, 2020. The objective of the bill is to amend the Evidence Act, to provide for the use of different identification procedures, interviews and oral admissions, special measures evidence by video link.