Minister of Education, Anthony Garcia has assured the Oilfield Workers Trade Union (OWTU) that he will continue to explore all avenues to secure the best outcome for all stakeholders of the University of Trinidad and Tobago.
This comes amidst fears that the UTT will be closed because of a lack of funding.
A statement by the ministry says that the minister convened an emergency meeting with OWTU President Ancil Roget, a team of representatives from the Union and the Strategic Executive Team of the Ministry to address concerns around the future of the UTT and the staff members the union represents.
The statement says that the cordial conversation gave the OWTU the opportunity to express their views on matters affecting the University of Trinidad and Tobago.
The statement says that both the minister and Roget agreed that the mandate of the UTT is unlike any institution in Trinidad and Tobago and the integrity of this must be upheld.
The will hold a subsequent meeting to discuss strategies that the union has proposed for mitigating job losses at the university.