The Ministry of Education says it will today pay a total of $3.2 million to 320 maxi taxi drivers who have been contracted by the PTSC to transport school children throughout the country.
The sum represents part payment of an outstanding $11.3m debt from last year.
On Friday, the drivers will also collect the final tranche of $8 million, as the ministry moves to settle all outstanding arrears.
Parents and teachers at the Signal Hill Secondary School staged a noisy protest outside the school's compound on Friday morning during lunchtime, calling on officials from the Division of Education to address major issues at the school.
According to TTUTA's Tobago Officer Orlando Kerr, the protest action is one of the first steps the union will take to make Tobagonians aware of some of the long-standing issue faced by the island's teachers and students.
Parents of students attending Clarke Rochard Government Primary School are calling on the Education Ministry to fix an electrical problem at their school.
For two months over 600 students have been enduring humid classrooms with poor ventilation and improper lighting.
Parent Camellia Sotio said children were feeling sick in the classrooms because of the heat.
She said since the term opened, students from the lower classes are being dismissed at 11 am but the Standard Five pupils are kept in the heat and darkness until 3 pm.