The Barbados Union of Teachers (BUT) is eyeing the arrangements for the reopening of schools come September while declaring it has no problems with the start date announced by Chief Education Officer Joy Adamson.
Adamson revealed on Wednesday that all schools in Barbados, both public and private, will start on September 21 and teachers’ planning week will be September 14 – 18.
“I don’t think the BUT has an issue with the restart date they have given. Basically what it is right now is a restart date.. What has to happen now is the discussion on the method of restarting and how the actual set up will be in terms of students entering in September,” BUT General Secretary Herbert Gittens told Barbados TODAY this evening.
Gittens also disclosed that the Ministry of Education has already invited the union to a meeting next week to begin discussions on the logistics of reopening schools.
Barbados TODAY could not reach President of the Barbados Secondary Teachers Union (BSTU) Mary Redman for comment.