Ministers of Education Dr. Nyan Gadsby-Dolly and Lisa Morris- Julian, along with Secretary Marslyn Melville-Jack and other officials met with the representatives from the Trinidad and Tobago Unified Teachers’ Association (TTUTA) today to discuss TTUTA’s recommendations for the operations of schools for Term II 2021/2022.

During the meeting, TTUTA raised several issues and concerns with respect to the health situation in this country, with specific reference to COVID-19, and the protocols regarding the handling of COVID-19 cases and sanitization at schools.

The Ministry of Education clarified these matters and expressed that continued emphasis will be paid on supporting school personnel through the collaboration between the Education District Health Unit (EDHU) and the District County Medical Office of Health (CMOH).

TTUTA requested that they be provided with the draft recommendations of the Ministry of Education with respect to the operations of schools in Term II 2021/2022, upon which they would deliberate and proffer comments. This will be provided after the meeting between Ministry of Education officials and the wider education stakeholder body on Friday 26th November, 2021.