Minister of Education, Anthony Garcia says the Ministry is not responsible for payments to teachers at private secondary schools.

He was at the time responding to a question from former Minister of Education and MP for Caroni East, Dr Tim Gopeesingh. This following reports that teachers at the Bishops Centenary College in Port- of= Spain had abandoned their classes over non-payment of salaries.

Minister Garcia stated that discussions between the Ministry and the Trinidad and Tobago Association of Private Secondary Schools for a new financial arrangement for accommodation of students to continue.

Meanwhile, Vice President of Bishop’s Centenary College, Eileen Salandy, in an interview with C TV said they were not aware of the teachers’ action.

She also commented on the move to get the subvention for each student placed, increased.