The Trinidad and Tobago Unified Association has misused information that states that close to 72 schools would not be ready to be reopened today.
This is the comment coming from Minister of Education Anthony Garcia.
During a tour of the Arima Central Secondary School over the weekend, the Education Minister responded to statements made by the Trinidad and Tobago Unified Teachers Association.
There was concern that various schools would not be ready to be re-opened at the start of the new school term today.
He also commented on reports that teachers have been cautioned on attending school when opened as a result of safety concerns.
In a release on the weekend, the Ministry indicated that while some minor repairs will continue at some schools during the first week of classes, this will not mandate closure of any of the schools, or in any way jeopardize the safety of students or staff members.
Some of these repairs were uncontrollably delayed due to inclement weather in some instances, and will be completed once the weather permits.
Minister Anthony Garcia has also given his assurance to all stakeholders that he will continue to work toward upholding his tradition of having schools opened on time to begin the new school year today.