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Jones urges BSTU to reconsider

TREVOR YEARWOOD, [email protected]

Jones urges BSTU to reconsider

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MINISTER OF EDUCATION Ronald Jones has called on the Barbados Secondary Teachers’ Union (BSTU) to reconsider its decision to boycott correcting school-based assessments (SBAs) unless its members are compensated.

He said the union’s decision “bothered” him because it put schoolchildren at “a severe disadvantage”.

“I am asking the union or unions to look again,” he commented. “These are our children. It is not about collecting $100 or $200 or $300. It can’t be about that today. It surely can’t be about that. It has to be in the interest of our children.” estimates-2015

Jones made the comment in the House of Assembly while wrapping up discussion on the $489 million national education budget for 2015-16, as the annual debate on the Estimates of Revenue and Expenditure continued. (TY)

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