Education Minister Dr Nyan Gadsby –Dolly says talks are due to be held with TTUTA over what is expected from teachers during the first term of the new school year.

This as schools remain closed due to COVID fears. Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley announced earlier this month that its was unlikely that schools will be opened before the end of this year as the number of COVID cases continue to rise by the hundreds on a weekly basis.

Minister Gadsby-Dolly explained that while talks are not yet completed, she expects that it will yield positive results as she praised teachers for their resilience during the lockdown period.

She added that talks will be held with other education stakeholders as she hinted at the Government’s intention to provide as much support as possible to the nation’s teachers.

Meanwhile TTUTA President Antonia De Freitas says that the Association looks forward to dialogue with the Education Ministry in the shortest possible time.

She told News Power Now this morning that the new school term begins on September 1st and discussions must be had soon on a way forward for both teachers and students.

Education Minister Nyan Gadsby-Dolly has since said that the re- opening date has been rolled back