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Sacred Cows

Picture courtesy Mark Lyndersay

Today’s feature is drawn from a 2007 interview that began as a discussion about the agreement between the State and religious schools but soon descended into a sustained attack the interviewer still recollects fondly and with much laughter.

My name is Sat Maharaj and I was in favour of the Concordat between religions and the State.

Education is never a static thing [though] it has been in Trinidad. The Concordat was an agreement originally signed by the Catholic church and the State in 1960 [and amended by] all the traditions [or all the religions] developed over the last 60 years. A slow erosion of all the agreements in the Concordat [has led to] less authority over the management of your schools. The secondary schools run by the churches are the premier secondary schools in Trinidad & Tobago, because of the commitment of the teachers and management of the churches to ensure you don’t only have a secular education but also a sacred education.


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Sacred Cows

Picture courtesy Mark Lyndersay

Today’s feature is drawn from a 2007 interview that began as a discussion about the agreement between the State and religious schools but soon descended into a sustained attack the interviewer still recollects fondly and with much laughter.

My name is Sat Maharaj and I was in favour of the Concordat between religions and the State.

Education is never a static thing [though] it has been in Trinidad. The Concordat was an agreement originally signed by the Catholic church and the State in 1960 [and amended by] all the traditions [or all the religions] developed over the last 60 years. A slow erosion of all the agreements in the Concordat [has led to] less authority over the management of your schools. The secondary schools run by the churches are the premier secondary schools in Trinidad & Tobago, because of the commitment of the teachers and management of the churches to ensure you don’t only have a secular education but also a sacred education.


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