President of the Trinidad and Tobago Unified Teachers Association Martin Lum Kin says that the opening of the new school term was not as smooth as described by the Ministry of Education.
Lum Kin said two schools in South Trinidad had to be dismissed early due to a lack of water as a result of the difficulties being experienced by the Water and Sewage Authority (WASA).
He told Power 102 Digital’s Power Breakfast Show this morning that many schools still had the problem of adequate furniture.
He revealed that while some schools had space for additional students, furniture to accommodate them remained an issue.
According to the TTUTA Head, another issue affecting schools is the lack of adequate security.
He noted proper patrolling of the compound cannot take place, and this leaves students and staff vulnerable.
He revealed that in many instances between three and five security guards are required however only one security guard is present.