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NCPTA to write officials on SBA controversy

The National Council of Parent-Teacher Associations (NCPTA) will on Tuesday deliver letters to the Ministry of Education and the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) in a bid to get all the parties at the table to discuss the impasse between the Barbados Secondary Teachers’ Union (BSTU) and the regional examinations body.

BSTU president Mary Redman (right) makes a point while NCPTA president Shone Gibbs (left) listens.

BSTU president Mary Redman (right) makes a point while NCPTA president Shone Gibbs (left) listens.

Following a two-hour meeting at the BSTU headquarters with union officials and representatives of school PTAs yesterday, NCPTA president Shone Gibbs gave the assurance that his organization would get the correspondence to education officials.

He said the most important thing at this stage is dialogue as no resolution could be reached unless those involved talked out the issue.

The BSTU is adamant that teachers will not be correcting School Based Assessments (SBAs) unless they are compensated.
President Mary Redman reiterated the teachers’ position at the meeting.

The BSTU, which is supported by the Barbados Union of Teachers (BUT) and the Caribbean Union of Teachers (CUT) in its position, is insisting that correcting SBA papers are not teachers’ responsibility but that of CXC.


A section of the gathering at the BSTU headquarters.


5 Responses to NCPTA to write officials on SBA controversy

  1. Tony Webster April 5, 2015 at 5:09 am

    Those old-fashioned, uncivilized, un-educated morons who ruled the world in the “Dark Ages”, had a li’l trick to solve such intractable, humungous problems, and bring wars to a peaceful end.
    So, let’s cog a page from their book: how about Marrying-off Mary’s daughter…to Ronald’s son?
    Effin DAT doan wuk, I’ll go for broke: I’ll pay for Mary and Ronald , to tek a li’l cruise…for two weeks. In de same cabin.
    Hey guys: yuh want to go South America, or North up to the USVI?

  2. Alex Alleyne April 5, 2015 at 8:24 am

    If the BSTU is adamant that the teachers will not be correcting school base assessments unless thet are compensated , then the only discussion should be if they are going to paid , how much and when .
    Then if the Education ministry say no money for you guys , then hire some people to do the job and fire how ever go on strike .
    >>>>>>>>Matters fix .

  3. Patrick Blackman April 5, 2015 at 11:43 am

    How much more ignorant can you be Mrs Redman?

  4. Janette Reifer
    Janette Reifer April 5, 2015 at 12:28 pm

    This woman again !

  5. allison archer April 5, 2015 at 5:59 pm

    you see why a woman should never be a leader, just total chaos and confusion wherever they go. I am a female and women need to know their place, step back and let strong men who make decisions base on their authority, reasoning and logic and not form a conclusion based on their emotions as most women by nature do


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