A contractor currently is on site at the Edinburgh Government Primary School.
This, as the school has been dealing with an infestation of pigeons in the school's ceiling since the beginning of the new school term.
Parents of students attending the school say several students have fallen ill with rashes, respiratory problems, severe itching and asthma attacks.
During the Urgent Questions session in the Senate today, minister of agriculture, Senator Clarence Rambharat—who spoke on the education minister's behalf—said the issue should be rectified by Thursday.
Primary school principals are saying it's unfair to expect principals and teachers to supervise children outside of school hours and are therefore calling on the education ministry to pay school monitors for that purpose.
The National Primary School principals' association's call comes after an incident at the San Fernando Boys RC school where a student's skull was sliced by another student who was using a sharp object that came from a pencil sharpener.
The education minister said an investigation has been launched.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.