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Gopeesingh happy with hike in teachers’ salary (with CNC3 video)
Education Minister Dr Tim Gopeesingh says he is happy that teachers got a raise in salary. However, he said the training of teachers was important and also stressed on the importance of training for promotion. He was speaking to reporters at his Caroni East office at Chin Chin Road, Cunupia, yesterday before his Christmas toy distribution.
Gopeesingh said he hopes the running of schools would get back to normal when the new term starts in January. “We are very gratified that things would go back to normal,” Gopeesingh said. The minister, who distributed around 2,500 toys, thanked all those involved in the salary negotiations. Gopeesingh praised teachers, students and parents and wished them all a merry Christmas.
Gopeesingh said he would be looking at improving the infrastructure at several of the 300 schools that are over 50 years. “I’m trying my best to bring some improvements,” he said. He said the training of teachers was important and also stressed on the importance of training for promotion.
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