Four months after the Rio Claro ASJA Primary was shut down because of a bat infestation, remedial work has finally started on the dilapidated school.
In an interview, PTA president Veda Maharaj, who led a protest last week, said she was happy to see contractors on site doing repairs to the roof.
Since October, pupils have been attending classes at the Rio Claro Presbyterian School and the Rio Claro Masjid.
Three days a bush fire forced the evacuation of 900 plus pupils at the Princes Town No1 and No 2 Presbyterian Primary Schools, classes had to be dismissed early again on Monday.
President of the PTA Nola Ramjohn-Karim said the fire damaged the school's water lines and a hydroponic system which was set up inside the school compound. Ironically, it started behind the school, around 11 am on Thursday, shortly after the T&T Fire Services completed a drill at the school, Ramjohn-Karim added.
Calling for teachers to be given the same salaries as doctors, lawyers and engineers, High Court Judge Frank Seepersad says too often teachers in T&T are treated unfairly and without respect.
Speaking at the Naparima College Founders Day at the school's auditorium on Wednesday, Seepersad said the role of teachers must never be underestimated.
"Our teachers have been taken for granted and their professional development has to be viewed as a matter of national importance," Seepersad said.
Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley was at the Carenage Boys Gov't School reading for the students this morning.
Today is World Read Aloud Day.
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Education Minister Anthony Garcia is disturbed about a video on Instagram which shows the suspended Diego Martin North Secondary School girls boasting about their deeds.
The video on Instagram Live shows at least two of the girls who were at home due to the suspension "bigging up" their drug supplier while boasting that their exploits which were shared numerous times on social media had made them famous.
Responding to the video Minister Anthony Garcia said he was greatly disturbed by the video and confirmed that their suspensions have been extended.