Monday 6 July, 2020

MoE proposes one-week term extension; TTUTA rejects proposal

The Trinidad and Tobago Unified Teachers Association (TTUTA) has rejected a one-week term extension proposal put forward by the Ministry of Education (MoE), aimed at making up for lost time.

The proposal was made at a meeting with TTUTA and MoE officials on Tuesday to discuss a number of issues including the closure of schools due to COVID-19.

Schools are closed until April 20.

However, the meeting ended abruptly, after the Association rejected the proposal.

TTUTA believes that teachers should not be 'punished', as it is a situation they have no control over.

Meanwhile, the Minister of Education also adressed the possible postponement of the SEA exam at the meeting.

The exam is carded to take place on April 2.

TTUTA supported the position to have the exam now take place in May.

On Monday, Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley
mandated a sub Cabinet Committee on Education to advise on education matters for example SEA, CSEC and CAPE. 

He said an announcement on the SEA exam will be made by Wednesday.

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