Biography of Dr. Tim Gopeesingh:
Dr. Tim Gopeesingh was reelected to the House of Representatives on May 24, 2010 and appointed Minister of Education shortly thereafter. He first entered the House of Representatives in 2007 as the Opposition Member for Caroni East. Previously Dr. Gopeesingh served as a Government Senator in the 6th Parliament (2001). During the Eighth Parliament, Dr. Gopeesingh served as a Temporary Senator until being appointed an Opposition Senator in 2004.
Dr. Gopeesingh is an obstetrician/gynecologist, and has worked extensively in the field of medicine in Trinidad and Tobago and abroad. He lectured in the faculty of Medicine at the University of the West Indies
Dr. Gopeesingh obtained an Executive MBA from the Arthur Lok Jack Graduate school of Business and a Masters in International Relations from the University of the West Indies.
Minister of Education Responsibilities for Business and Departments of Government:
Educational Counselling and Guidance
Educational Facilities Management (Pre-School, Primary and Secondary)
Information Communication Technology in Schools
Moral, Ethical and Spiritual Values
Physical Education in Schools
Primary School Education
Registration of Private Education Institutions
School Laboratory Equipment Maintenance
School Library Services
School Nutrition Programme
Secondary School Education