Mr. Sinanan claimed that while TTUTA appreciated the efforts of the Ministry of Education in trying to get all schools ready for the new school term, the sheer scale of the repair exercise was too much for the Education Facilities Company Limited (EFCL) to handle.
The TTUTA president also said that the Education Ministry needed to sit with TTUTA and other stake holders in order to put greater emphasis on the maintenance
Dr. Gopeesingh countered by saying that the TTUTA President was not basing his comments on evidence.
Dr. Gopeesingh also refuted claims by the TTUTA President that the Education Ministry did not attempt to meet with the Association.
He also revealed that his Ministry had made provisions with the private sector Early Childhood Learning Centers (ECLC) to help those who could not afford to send their young children to school.
The minister also disclosed that the Ministry was aware of and took steps to deal with the problem of security at several schools including South East Port of Spain Secondary School.