Thursday, February 22, 2018

Education not only Government’s business*

IF the statement “education is everybody's business” is to be more than simply a cliché, genuine and responsible stakeholder collaboration is required to improve the sector for the benefit of all our children.

Recently I watched three of the main stakeholders appear before the Joint Select Committee (JSC) — the Ministry of Education, Trinidad and Tobago Unified Teachers' Association (TTUTA) and the National Parent-Teacher Association (NPTA).

All parties agreed there is need for greater collaboration; however, TTTA president Lynsley Doodhai chose to express no confidence in the initiatives of the ministry, especially its efforts to improve school discipline.


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