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Education Minister Dr Nyan Gadsby-Dolly and Minister in the Ministry of Education (MOE) Lisa Morris-Julian yesterday met with officials of the Trinidad and Tobago Unified Teachers Association (TTUTA) to discuss recommendations for the operations of schools for Term II which will get underway in January 2022.

Also present was Assemblyman Marslyn Melville-Jack who is the secretary of Community Development, Enterprise Development and Labour Secretary of Education, Innovation and Energy.

TTUTA raised several issues and concerns relating to the health situation in Trinidad and Tobago with specific reference to COVID-19, and the protocols regarding the handling of COVID-19 cases and sanitization at schools.

According to the statement from the Education Ministry, it assured that continued emphasis will be paid to supporting school personnel through the collaboration between the Education District Health Unit (EDHU) and the District County Medical Officer of Health (CMOH).

Additionally, according to the statement, TTUTA requested that they be provided with the draft recommendations from the ministry with respect to the operations of schools in Term II 2021/2022, following which they would deliberate and proffer comments.

The Education Ministry said this will be provided after today’s meeting with the wider education stakeholder body.