AFTER a four-year suspension, Mayaro Government Primary School principal Andy Paul has been reinstated.
A release from Carlene Hayes, president of the National Primary Schools Principals’ Association (NAPSPA) confirmed Paul’s reinstatement on Friday.
In February, 2017, Paul was instructed by the Teaching Service Commission (TSC) not to report for duty while an ongoing investigation surrounding the injury of a student was taking place.
The TSC had requested the Ministry of Education to investigate allegations of misconduct made against Paul arising out of the incident.
NAPSPA recalled the incident involved two students on the playfield resulting in one student sustaining an injury to his arm.
This incident was highlighted in the media and subsequently Paul was placed on suspension from duty on March 31, 2017 in accordance with regulations of the Public Service Commission.
NAPSPA said based on the judgement by Justice Jaqueline Wilson, Paul was vindicated from any misconduct defined in the regulations.
“This judgement in favour of Andy Paul, is not only a victory for him, but also a victory for all principals in TT and it has created history.
“NAPSPA stands in support of Mr Andy Paul, and congratulates him in gaining this favourable judgement.
“We welcome our member back, as he continues in his substantive post of Principal Primary at Mayaro Government Primary School effective April 16, 2021.
“We know these past four years have been a bitter and sweet period for Mr Paul, since during this time he has lost his parents and his brother.
“NAPSPA wishes Andy Paul all the best in the future, as he continues to contribute significantly to the education system of TT.”