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Teachers want two pro days

LISA KING, [email protected]

Teachers want two pro days

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TEACHERS WANT TWO DAYS, instead of the traditional Teachers’ Professional Day, to talk about all the problems facing them, as well as a national discussion on education.

This was the call from president of the Barbados Union of Teachers (BUT), Pedro Shepherd, as he addressed the union’s 43rd annual general meeting at Almond Bay, Hastings, Christ Church, yesterday.

“In the last five to six years there has been no effort to engage the stakeholders in education on any topic. What has been happening is that the Ministry of Education will send you a letter, as they did with the Teachers’ Service Commission, and ask you whether you support one or not. Or they will send you the draft of the Use Of Technology Policy In Schools and ask you to comment.

“This is totally unacceptable, and the BUT is once again calling for a national dialogue on education in Barbados,” he said.

Please read the full story in today’s Midweek Nation, or in the eNATION edition.