The Employer's Consultative Association says is applauding the Education Ministry indication for discussions on a "Carnival Week", following the low turnout of students after Carnival festivities.
The ECA issued the following statement on the matter.
"The Employers Consultative Association of Trinidad and Tobago (ECA) applauds the indication by the Minister of Education about discussion and consultation on the proposition of a “carnival week” off for students, however, the ECA urges that such discussion must be holistic and wide-ranging.
The Ministry of Education has advised that all public schools will be closed on Monday to cater for the Local Government Elections.
The Ministry made the announcement via a notice published on its social media accounts.
The notice says,"The Ministry of Education wishes to advise that all schools will be closed on Monday 28th November, 2016 to facilitate the 2016 Local Government Elections. School resumes on Tuesday 29th November 2016."
Several schools will be used as polling stations for Monday elections.
The Ministry of Education says it has appointed a contractor to address all electrical and infrastructural issues at the Mafeking Government Primary School in order to have the school reopened by mid next week.
The announcement came on Thursday during a meeting with the staff and parents, following a visit to the school by Minister of Education Anthony Garcia and Dr Lovell Francis, Minister of State in the Ministry of Education and other senior ministry officials.
Member of Parliament for Mayaro, Rushton Paray also attended the meeting.
The Ministry of Education has issued a statement saying that it is urgently addressing concerns raised by parents and students of the Santa Flora Government Primary School.
Parents went to the Ministry on Tuesday to voice this disapproval with the state of the school building.
The Ministry issued this statement on Wednesday morning: