Nevin Harry is Teacher of the Year
Monday, November 19 2012
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TEACHER OF THE YEAR: Nevin Harry, Senior Primary Teacher at Gran Couva RC Primary School, was named "Teacher of the year 2012," yesterday. ...
NEVIN Harry, Senior Primary Teacher at Gran Couva RC Primary School, was named “Teacher of the year 2012” at the Frank B Seepersad Memorial Teacher of the Year Award ceremony yesterday.
Trinidad and Tobago Unified Teachers’ Association (TTUTA) hosted the event at the Cascadia Hotel, St Anns where TTUTA’s president, Roustan Job gave the welcome speech.
Roustan highlighted the importance of the teaching profession across the world and the need to take a stand for teachers, especially in the pending wage negotiations for teachers locally.
“Teaching is an honourable job that requires an honourable salary, and the government must invest in teachers properly,” Roustan said in his speech.
The feature address was done by Gillian Paul, vice-president of Academics Affairs at the College of Science, Technology and Applied Arts of Trinidad and Tobago (COSTAATT). She also expressed her passion for the teaching profession and her support of the need for teachers in Trinidad and Tobago to receive a more satisfying salary.
“There can be no profession without teachers,” she said, as she noted that teachers play a crucial role in society that deserves greater recognition.
TTUTA is currently negotiating with the Chief Personnel Officer (CPO), Stephanie Lewis for an increase in salaries for teachers.
Last Friday, all teachers were advised by TTUTA to stay at home to “rest and reflect”over the unsatisfactory four to six percent salary increase offered by the CPO.