Education Ministers Meet TTUTA Officials

Ministers of Education, Dr. Nyan Gadsby-Dolly, and Lisa Morris-Julian met with the Executive of The Trinidad and Tobago Unified Teachers Association (TTUTA) to discuss the physical reopening of schools for vaccinated students of Forms 1-3.

In a statement issued today, the Ministry of Education said on Tuesday, it communicated to TTUTA that it received feedback of the difficulty some schools are experiencing in delivering online to Forms 1-3, and physically to Forms 4-6 students.

The Ministry said after analysis of the physical attendance data for Forms 4 to 6 students, Government proposed the reopening of physical school for all vaccinated Secondary students of ages 12 to 18, adding it would be advantageous to both teachers and students.

Among the concerns raised by TTUTA were social distancing, physical infrastructure, and the teaching of unvaccinated students.

TTUTA said the return of teachers to the physical classroom should be accompanied by a cessation of virtual or remote teaching in order to preserve the work-life balance of teachers.

Further discussion is carded to take place tomorrow, Thursday October 14th.

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