Friday 22 March, 2019

Five teachers protest pigeon infestation at Belmont Primary School

A pigeon infestation and dilapidated school conditions have seen five teachers walk off the compound of the Belmont Government Primary School on Monday.

This comes amid reports that there has been an uninterrupted start to the school term following the Christmas vacation.

In a statement issued earlier on Monday, former UNC Minister Devant Maharaj said the school located at the Belmont Circular Road, Belmont saw five out of 18 teachers walking out to protest the continued state of disrepair and pigeon infestation.

"While the Minister boasts today that all schools opened he did not say what condition the opened schools were in. The teachers who walked out of the school advised TTUTA of their walk out," Maharaj noted.

He also said that on December 10 he shared the state of disrepair that existed at the Belmont Government Primary School.

He said Education Minister Anthony Garica dismissed the claim stating that he was not aware that such school existed.

Maharaj said he is willing to carry the Minister to the school's location as he said he is clearly unfamiliar with all the schools under his charge. 

Loop TT reached out to Garcia and TTUTA President Lynsley Doodhai however calls went unanswered and WhatsApp messages were read by Minister Garcia without a response. 

 

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