The Division of Education, Research and Technology (DERT) is mandated to provide quality education for all, through innovative and progressive avenues. The Division is responsible for facilitating access to educational institutions and programmes in Tobago at the early childhood, primary and secondary levels. The DERT is committed to the formulation and implementation of policies as well as providing substantial support to stakeholders, ensuring the continuous development of the education sphere in Tobago.
The Division of Education, Research and Technology (D.E.R.T) is charged with the development and implementation of policies and initiatives related to education, research and technology in Tobago. The Division operates in conjunction with the Ministry of Education (MOE) and the National Library and Information System (NALIS).
The Division is guided by the following Vision and Mission:
The Division of Education, Research and Technology is an effective and professional organisation committed to the optimal intellectual, physical and social development of its clientele.
To provide an environment that promotes and supports holistic development and lifelong learning through relevant, innovative and well-conceived educational programmes, thus enabling all persons to achieve their full potential as productive citizens.