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Mount Carmel Primary School returns to normalcy

Last week, we brought you the story of the teachers of Mount Carmel Primary School in Benque Viejo Del Carmen Town, Cayo District, who took to the streets to protest the policies of the Ministry of Education. This week classes have returned to normal after the principal of the school, Melvin Manzanero met with officials from the Ministry of Education.  Love News spoke with Principal Manzanero who said that the meeting discussed the lack of payment for three replacement teachers and the teacher who wasn’t allowed to teach after her license expired in September.

Melvin Manzanero Principal Mount Carmel: “This Saturday the Ministry of Education’s General Manager, Local Manager and myself were at a meeting and in the meeting the issues that were discussed were ones of the teachers not getting paid. We went through with that issue and we discussed it and it came back fruitful in the fact that these teachers will be compensated for those months that they work. We went ahead with having her in school, not knowing that then we were informed that she won’t be able to continue with us at this point being that she has been working with us but it is fairly submitted, takeaways that needed to be submitted and then she will be given the opportunity to continue with us.”

Meanwhile, the BNTU is still trying to hamper out their issues with the Ministry of Education and will continue to meet this week.