TTUTA takes protest to San Fernando

De­spite the omi­nous weath­er threat­en­ing to spoil their protest, thou­sands of teach­ers were re­lent­less in voic­ing their dis­con­tent over Gov­ern­ment’s fail­ure to amend their salaries since 2014. 

As the red army pro­ceed­ed through the streets of San Fer­nan­do yes­ter­day, there was some traf­fic con­ges­tion and cu­rios­i­ty among shop­pers, pedes­tri­ans and work­ers in their busi­ness­es.

TTUTA wants more interest from teachers

Teach­ers need to par­tic­i­pate more in the busi­ness of the union that rep­re­sents them and their in­ter­ests.

This ac­cord­ing to the new­ly-elect­ed Trinidad and To­ba­go Uni­fied Teach­ers’ As­so­ci­a­tion (TTUTA) An­to­nia De Fre­itas who was speak­ing af­ter she and five oth­ers were sworn in­to the ex­ec­u­tive at the as­so­ci­a­tion’s head of­fice in Curepe yes­ter­day.

New TTUTA executive elected

Members of the Trinidad and Tobago Unified Teachers Association (TTUTA) have elected the union’s first female president.

Preliminary results show Antonia Tekah-De Freitas has replaced Lynsley Doodhai at the helm.

She emerged victorious with 3,623 votes.

Kady Beckles has been elected General Secretary.

In addition, Marlon Seales, Kyrla Robertson-Thomas and Darren Lee Him will now hold the posts of First, Second and Third Vice Presidents, respectively.

TTUTA to get a female president

His­to­ry will be cre­at­ed to­day when a woman is se­lect­ed to lead the Trinidad and To­ba­go Uni­fied Teach­ers’ As­so­ci­a­tion (TTUTA) as the elec­tion of a new ex­ec­u­tive got un­der­way this morn­ing.

Vy­ing for the post of Pres­i­dent is Up­per Cara­pichaima Pres­by­ter­ian Pri­ma­ry School Prin­ci­pal Nir­mala Chinebas-Din­di­al; East­ern Boys’ Gov­ern­ment School Prin­ci­pal Jemi­ma Ri­ley; and se­nior teacher at Tu­na­puna Girls’ RC School An­to­nia De Fre­itas.

'Abusive' Miss suspended until investigations completed

The Tran­quil­li­ty Gov­ern­ment Pri­ma­ry School teacher who was ac­cused of ver­bal­ly and phys­i­cal­ly abus­ing stu­dents of her stan­dard five class has been or­dered by the Teach­ing Ser­vice Com­mis­sion to cease and de­sist from work with im­me­di­ate ef­fect.

Ed­u­ca­tion Min­is­ter An­tho­ny Gar­cia made the an­nounce­ment at a press con­fer­ence on Fri­day where he said the teacher would be barred from work un­til in­ves­ti­ga­tions are com­plet­ed.

More disorder uncovered at Tranquillity Government

A teacher who is al­leged to have used abu­sive lan­guage to­wards pupils of the Tran­quil­li­ty Gov­ern­ment Pri­ma­ry School has been told to stay away from the class­rooms for the rest of the week and will be served with sus­pen­sion pa­pers by the end of the week.

Ed­u­ca­tion Min­is­ter An­tho­ny Gar­cia vis­it­ed the school yes­ter­day and said he was “very con­cerned and very dis­turbed” by the types of re­ports and com­plaints that have sur­faced.

Ministry takes action against 'abusive' teacher

The Stan­dard Five teacher ac­cused of ver­bal­ly de­grad­ing and abus­ing stu­dents of the Tran­quil­li­ty Gov­ern­ment Pri­ma­ry School has been re­moved from the class­room and will be pre­sent­ed with a cease to re­port for du­ty let­ter by the end of this week.

This was con­firmed by Ed­u­ca­tion Min­is­ter An­tho­ny Gar­cia fol­low­ing a meet­ing at the school this morn­ing.

School students rally behind the Bahamas

Chil­dren in schools across T&T have been asked to do­nate non-per­ish­able food items to as­sist per­sons from The Ba­hamas who have been dis­placed by Hur­ri­cane Do­ri­an.

The re­lief ef­fort which is be­ing co­or­di­nat­ed by the Min­istry of Ed­u­ca­tion will span a pe­ri­od of two weeks from Sep­tem­ber 16 to 27.