Concerns about social distancing, physical infrastructure and the teaching of unvaccinated students are raised by the teachers union during a meeting Tuesday with the Minister of Education, Dr. Nyan Gadsby-Dolly, Minister in the Ministry of Education, Lisa Morris- Julian along with officials of the Ministry.
In a media release Wednesday the Ministry of Education said the discussion also focused heavily on teacher burnout, as the Trinidad and Tobago Unified Teachers Association cited incidences of teachers attempting to simultaneously teach online and physically, in contravention of their guidance.
The Ministry said TTUTA has advanced the return of teachers to the physical classroom should be accompanied by a cessation of virtual or remote teaching, in order to preserve the work-life balance of teachers.
Additionally, TTUTA informed of the need for discussions with the Chief Personnel Officer regarding the terms and conditions of teachers expected to provide remote or online teaching for students who are not attending school physically at this time.
The Ministry of Education said it notes these positions, as further discussion is engaged with the wider stakeholder body on Thursday.