CAPE PHYSICS-ELECTRONICS WORKSHOP, APRIL 2009
The University of the West Indies in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, Trinidad and Tobago presented a Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinationworkshop on ELECTRONICS for Physics teachers.This course represents one strategy of the University reaching out to its stakeholders and in so doing contributing to nation building.It also represents a strategy of the Ministry of Education to maintain high quality in teachers in its drive to achieve Excellence in Education.
This event took place from April 2nd to 23rd on all Thursdays at the Physics Department of the University at the St Augustine campus.The main objective of the workshop was to train teachers in the delivery of the specialised module of electronics, a UNIT 2 Module in the CAPE PHYSICS as offered by the Caribbean Examination Council,CXC.
Twenty teachers were selected by the university and because of the demand for this course, another offering of the course is to be planned. The selected teachers were as follows:
PORT OF SPAIN Mr Sanjeev Maharaj Fatima College email Mr Neavonne Perryman Bishop Anstey High email Mr Khaaliq Razac Bishop Anstey High email Ms Naila Singh St Anthony's College email
St GEORGE EAST Ms Larrisa Mohammed Hillview College email Ms Aarti Dowlath St Augustine Girls'High email Mr Mark Seeram Swaha Educ Institute email Mr Vishal Mohan St Augustine Sec email
NORTH EASTERN Mr Glenford Dottin North Eastern College email Ms Krystal Ramsawak North Eastern College email Mr Alister Gonzales Toco Composite email
VICTORIA Ms Anna Singh San F'do Central Sec email Ms Vishalli Tancoo Naparima Girls' High email Ms Andaleeb Ibraham ASJA Boys' College email Ms Nisha Ramlal St Joseph's Convent San F'do email
ST PATRICK Ms Nirmala Ramnarine Shiva Boys' Hindu College email Mr Suraj Gopaul Shiva Boys' Hindu College email
SOUTH EASTERN Ms Shivani Narinesingh Cowen Hamilton Baptist Sec email
The course was delivered by : Dr Harinder Pal Singh Missan,Lecturer in Materials Science,email and Dr Davinder Sharma, Lecturer in Electronics,email There was good support in the laboratory sessions from a team headed by Mr Noel Charles ,email.
The Ministry of Education has shown its support for this activity with the successful facilitation through the efforts of the Chief Education Officer-Ms Yvonne Lewis, the Director, Curriculum Planning and Development, Ms Dipwatee Maharaj email and Mr Hollis Sankar, Curriculum Coordinator(Ag)-Science email.
The following was the schedule:
DAY DATE/April TOPIC 1 2nd Opening Ceremony/Doides. 2 9th Transistors. 3 16th Operational-Amplifiers. 4 23rd Digital Electronics. Cocktail Party/Closing Ceremony.
The course ended in a grand style with addresses by Professor Dyer Narinesingh-Dean, Faculty of Science and Agriculture, Mr Hollis Sankar-Ministry of Education , and Mr Sanjeev Maharaj-Representative of the Teachers. Dr S Haque, Head,Physics Department, UWI chaired the function.Photos show the true spirit of the workshop.The workshop is expected to be highlighted in the local press and on the UWI website .
GALLERY-UWI/MOE CAPE ELECTRONICS Workshop, APRIL 2009.