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.
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.