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The exceeding literacy rate in Trinidad and Tobago

The colonial administration established a structured educational system in the nineteenth century. This was referred to as the ward system. Lord Harris, who became governor of Trinidad in 1846, built this ward school system. However, the aim of evangelical education and this legislation created schools with no faith were implemented. The degree of education provided by religious entities to various groups was insufficient. As a result, different ward schools have been implemented and built. Trinidad and Tobago’s education system is partly and primarily based on the British school system, and it is obligatory between the ages of 5 and 16. With a literacy rate of over 98%, Trinidad and Tobago is regarded as one of the most educated countries in the world. 

There was virtually little investment in the school system throughout the first part of the twentieth century. The introduction of food and agriculture in the 1930s established several centers for female students in both elementary and secondary schools. Needlework and Culinary arts were also included in the School Examinations in 1949.

Citizens of Trinidad and Tobago are entitled to free tertiary education up to the undergraduate level at authorized public and select private institutions. Academic scholarships are provided by both the government and the commercial sector to bright or needy students to study at local, regional, or foreign institutions. IHSATT is an informal meeting of graduates, with an average age of 70-80 years old, who graduated from Immanuel’s High School (IHS) in Barataria, Trinidad & Tobago, which functioned from 1962 to 1972. 

Immanuel’s High School of Trinidad and Tobago operated as a co-educational day private secondary institution that was neither a government nor a government-aided school. Its main campus was located in a rented building at #61 Tenth Street Barataria, Trinidad & Tobago. The school was founded in 1961 with approximately fifty students, most of whom came from Osmond High School in San Juan Trinidad and Tobago. From 1962 to 1972, the school averaged an enrollment of 500 students (Forms 1 to 5), primarily focusing on preparing students for the Cambridge and Oxford Examinations. 

Dr. Lennox Superville 

The Independent High School (IHS) produced PhDs, M.D.s, Professors, Businessmen, Nurses, Educators, Healthcare personnel, Community Based Organizers, Law Enforcement Officers, a T&T Judge, and High Ranking Government and Private Sector Management graduates despite not being funded by the T&T Government or a Denominational Church. Dr. Lennox Superville, Immanuel’s High School Barataria, T&T, as a Mathematics teacher. He was born on June 10, 1942, in Fyzabad, Trinidad. He had to deal with the unfortunate death of his mother from a heart attack while attending Nelson Street Boys’ R.C. School in Port of Spain, Trinidad. He was a seven-year-old child who had to suffer this devastating news alone. He still sheds tears when he thinks about his mother. 

The transition from student to teacher

After completing his studies at Nelson Street Boys’ R.C. School at the age of 13, he enrolled in Osmond High School 5th Street San Juan, Trinidad, and Tobago, to prepare for the General Certificate Examination (GCE) O’ Level exams. He started his teaching career in 1961 when he joined the teaching staff at Immanuel’s High School Barataria, T&T, as a Mathematics instructor, after clearing various GCE O’ Level courses.

He was steadfast in his desire to earn a doctorate in mathematics. On August 28, 1966, he left for New York City, USA, to pursue his Ph.D. in mathematics with this objective in mind. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in mathematics from Hunter College in New York City in 1970 and a Master of Arts from the same institution in 1972. Then, at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, he completed the difficult task of earning a Ph.D. in Mathematics, being the first Trinidadian American to do so (CUNY). Dr. Lennox Superville is quite clear about the direction he intends to take his business. 

The head of alumni

Since July 2021, Dr. Lennox Superville has been the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Co-Founder of Infosysarchitecture, LLC in Raleigh, NC, and the Executive Director of Infosysarchitecture, Ltd in Maraval, Trinidad. He has served as the Head of Immanuel’s High School Alumni of T&T, Limited since March 2020. 

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