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Barbados PTA considers writing to gov’t as teachers threaten to withhold grades

Published:Monday | April 6, 2015 | 12:28 PM

The National Council of Parent-Teachers’ Associations (PTA) in Barbados says it plans to write to the Ministry of Education and the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) as efforts continue to find a solution to end the action taken by teachers who say they will not submit final marks for students who have undergone the School Based Assessment (SBA) programme.

The Barbados government has already warned teachers they could face disciplinary action if they maintain their position saying it regards the position adopted by the Barbados Secondary Teachers Union (BSTU) and the Barbados Union of Teachers (BUT) as unreasonable.

The teachers are demanding adequate compensation for conducting the SBA programme being administered by the regional examination body.

The association said it wanted to bring all stakeholders to the table to find a solution to the problem and held a meeting with union officials over the weekend.