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News Release                                                                                                                                                                                                              25th November, 2021

Dear Editor / Head of Department,


Education Ministers meet with TTUTA on Their Recommendations for the operations of schools for Term II 2021/2022


Ministers of Education Dr. Nyan Gadsby-Dolly and Lisa Morris- Julian, along with Secretary Marslyn Melville-Jack and officials of the Ministry of Education met with the officials from the Trinidad and Tobago Unified Teachers’ Association (TTUTA) on Thursday, November 25th, 2021 to discuss TTUTA’s recommendations for the operations of schools for Term II 2021/2022.

TTUTA raised several issues and concerns with respect 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. The Ministry of Education advanced clarifications on 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.




The Ministry is therefore carded to meet again with TTUTA within the next two weeks on this matter.

The Ministry thanks TTUTA for its continued dedication and cooperation.


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