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TUTTA and MoE: Partners in Advancing the Education Sector

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Feb 09 2018

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Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago

MINISTRY OF EDUCATION

CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS DIVISION

Education Towers, No.5 St. Vincent Street, Port of Spain, Trinidad

Phone: 868-622-2181    www.moe.gov.tt



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TUTTA and MoE: Partners in Advancing the Education Sector

 

Minister of Education, the Honourable Anthony Garcia and members of the Ministry’s Executive team met on Tuesday, 6th February, 2018 with executive members of the Trinidad and Tobago Unified Teachers Association (TTUTA) to discuss several education-related matters at the Ministry’s Head Office in Port of Spain. Among the topics discussed were timely payments of superannuation benefits, sod-turning for the construction of the Teachers’ Centre and resumption of construction of incomplete schools.

The Minister gave his assurance that construction work on incomplete schools will resume as soon as releases are given by the Ministry of Finance to effect the necessary works. Wayne Cupid, Director of the Education Facilities Procurement and Planning Division (EFPPD), a department within the Ministry of Education which works alongside EFCL, apprised the group that all outstanding invoices had been processed and will be paid when releases are received. Several contractors had stopped work on schools pending payment of money owed to them. When construction work resumes priority will be given to those schools closest to completion. 

Minister Garcia also took the opportunity to clear the air surrounding renewal of contracts of ICT Technicians at the Ministry. “A decision has to be made at the level of Cabinet to give new life to the ICT contract positions. These technicians who are attached to schools across the country will have the opportunity to re-apply for their positions once life has been given to the contracts. As is public sector procedure, the positions will have to be advertised and interviews conducted,” said Minister Garcia.

The meeting concluded with TTUTA President, Lynsley Doodhai, offering his commitment to work collaboratively with the Ministry of Education in advancing the Edu
cation Sector. 


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 Released on 7th February, 2018