The Trinidad and Tobago Unified Teachers’ Association (TTUTA) called for teachers to take a “day of rest” today (Thursday 30th September 2021) to express their frustrations with the Ministry of Education. Many teachers in the Government primary school system apparently heeded the call and did not report for work today.
According to Guardian Media, around 55% of teachers in the Government primary schools did not turn on their devices today, with high absenteeism reported in the South Eastern educational district (only 31% attendance).
TTUTA is complaining about the disrespect and ingratitude shown towards teachers by the Ministry of Education on issues ranging from the policies for the return to physical school, outstanding salary negotiations and a lack of dialogue.
The Movement for Concerned Parents said today it stands in solidarity with the teachers, as while today may be an inconvenience for students, it does not compare with the Government’s attempt to segregate them.
Meanwhile, the Ministry has called for a Press Conference at 2:30pm today to address the physical re-opening of schools on Monday for Forms 4 - 6.
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[Source: T&T Guardian]
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