TT Unified Teachers Association (TTUTA) president Antonia De Freitas says the union remains unmoved in their decision to object to teachers and principals to return to school on July 20 to help Secondary Entrance Assessment SEA) students prepare for the August 20 exam.
De Freitas told Newsday, TTUTA usually makes its decisions after deliberation by the general council.
She said, on June 9 the council met and agreed to reject offers of a $20 million stipend to go to school during the July-August vacation period.
The union suggested that the exam be pushed back to October to allow students who may not have access to the internet or electronic devices, to access online learning, to better prepare.
“If there is to be any change, the general council will have to meet and make a decision on that. The association stands by its decision.”
Newsday attempted to reach Minister of Education Anthony Garcia, but calls to his phone went unanswered.