High schools across the country reopened today for online classes. Our Cayo Correspondent, Fem Cruz, spoke with two schools in Belmopan to get their feedback.
Toledo Community College has also reopened amid various issues that the school is facing. Love News understands that an ultimatum is in the air saying that if the issues are not resolved, the teachers will be forced to take drastic measures. Toledo Correspondent Paul Mahung has this story.
Paul Mahung, Love FM News: In the midst of concerns regarding proprietorship of Toledo Community College in Punta Gorda and full gratuity and pension payments to retiring staff members TCC reopened as required by Ministry of Education. In a recent letter from staff to the TCC Board of Directors and as stated by TCC Board of Directors Chairman Nickano Requena and TCC Principal Harriet Lino in previous Love News items the staff indicated that should the issue of proprietor ship remain unsolved the teachers of Toledo Community College will not return to classroom when classes for 2020-2021 commence. The issue also had to do with full gratuity and pension related payments due to seven retiring teachers however in line with the position of Ministry of Education for secondary schools to reopen on October 5 2020 for the new academic school year TCC reopened to offer distanced education to its 684 students. Love News visited principal Harriet Lino earlier this morning at TCC where she preferred to just explain that all 44 academic staff members are at work at TCC and previous plans for the staff sit out with reopening of school did not materialize as TCC board is currently working on making part payments to seven retiring staff members including five for gratuity and two for gratuity and pension benefits. Lino further stated that although no deadline has been specified the Ministry of Education has still indicated interest in taking on the proprietorship of Toledo Community College.”