New NPTA president elected

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New NPTA president elected

Following an internal election that was filled with drama, the National Parent Teacher Association (NPTA) now has a new president – Kevin David.

David takes over the position previously held by Zena Ramatali.

The election, which was held at the Valencia Secondary School, went ahead yesterday despite claims by Clarence Mendoza, head of the Concerned Parents Movement of T&T (CPMTT), that it was completely unfair and had voting irregularities.

David will lead a 12-member executive and said the new NPTA team will be wasting no time in tackling a recent burning issue.

“We have been called to a meeting on Monday with the Ministry in which we will be discussing the violence within our school system, so from Monday bright and early we will be hitting the ground,” he said.

Mendoza claimed that more than 100 registered members were barred from casting their votes but David said the process was transparent and above board.

Mendoza said they will be back before the courts in the shortest possible time “so we can get this rectified.”