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​​ALL TEMPORARY TEACHERS will be returning to the island’s classrooms for the new school year which starts next Monday, says Minister of Education Ronald Jones.

​What’s more, Government will be changing the regulations to allow those over 55 years old to be guarantors in the Student Revolving Loan Scheme.

Jones made these disclosures in an interview with the DAILY NATION.

“We have not shed any teachers. We have children to teach,” he said, making it clear that those fears about cuts being made to the teaching service as part of any ongoing cost cutting measure by Government were unwarranted.

“If you were subbing for somebody who was on leave for a term and that person comes back, you expect to be displaced, but as different people go then you fit those people back in,” said the outspoken minister, who declared that his ministry had done a holistic adjustment to the way in which it did things, and to date this had been working well.