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RANDY BENNETT

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IF THE BARBADOS GOVERMENT is considering sending home teachers as part of its cost-cutting measures, it had better think again.
Rather, suggested principal of Queen’s College Dr David Browne, authorities should cancel paid long service leave to teachers. About 700 teachers, he said, go on such leave annually and that accounted for millions of dollars to also replace them in the system.
“There are several measures which I think can be implemented and one of those is the total cancellation of leave,” he told the DAILY?NATION. “Every year about 700 teachers, I think, go on leave. This is where teachers legitimately go on long leave but you have to pay to replace them and that costs millions of dollars.”
He also suggested other forms of “cutbacks” such as the reduction in wastage and the use of paper and other materials.
 

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