Reform Should Prioritize The Primary Level, Says BUT

Reform Should Prioritize The Primary Level, Says BUT

As government ponders an overhaul of this country’s education system, many of this country’s teachers feel that the primary schools should take precedence over any restructuring at the secondary level.

President of the Barbados Union of Teachers, Rudy Lovell, tells Starcom Network News that teachers also want the process of consultation to continue before any plan is finalised.

He spoke to Starcom Network News following a series of about six meetings between teachers and the ministry of education including two last week and one this week.

Government has indicated its intention to abolish the secondary school entrance exam and reports indicate that a new system of allocating students to secondary schools is under consideration.

One of those concerns is the need to give the primary level priority attention.

President of the BUT, Rudy Lovell.

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