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By Order of the Board
Teachers union calls on Ministry to intervene
'Ghost companies' bid
for school contract
The T&T Unified Teachers As-
sociation (TTUTA) wants Educa-
tion Minister Anthony Garcia to
temporarily remove a senior of-
ficial at the St Madeleine Second-
ary for the questionable purchase
and installation of 16 cameras at
the school at a cost of more than
$87,000, among other issues.
TTUTA president Lynsley Doodhai
said the union is questioning the au-
thenticity of three quotations provid-
ed to the school for the purchase of
"We are wondering if the quotes
were from ghost companies," he
said at a press conference at TTUTA's
headquarters in Curepe yesterday.
Doodhai said the quotations were
given by three companies but the
union's investigations revealed no
companies existed at the addresses
given for two of them.
"The investigation given for one
of the companies is a home address.
There is no company listed as existing
there," he said.
In addition, he said, the quotes were
signed with illegible signatures with
no full names given.
Doodhai said this was among a
string of problems plaguing the south
secondary school for the last five years
and many attempts by TTUTA to re-
solve them had been unsuccessful.
He said on numerous occasions
they held discussions with the Ed-
ucation Minister and met with the
Teaching Service Commission.
"But the Ministry has not dealt with
the matter in a practical way," he said.
Doodhai said a school supervisor 111
from the Victoria education district
attempted to deal with the issues at
St Madeleine Secondary but was re-
moved and transferred to a far district.
"TTUTA wishes to express, in the
strongest possible language, its dis-
satisfaction with the state of affairs at
the Ste Madeleine Secondary School.
"TTUTA is also distressed at the
failure of the Education Ministry
and Teaching Service Commission to
make the necessary and suitable in-
terventions to bring some semblance
of peace and order at the school," he
"It saddens TTUTA to have to bring
these matters to the public domain
but it is believed after five plus years
the 'fever' must break and the healing
at the school must begin as a matter
of urgency," Doodhai said.
Attempts to get responses from
Garcia and officials of the school were
TTUTA president on incident at Mayaro school:
Schoolboy was wrestling
The Mayaro schoolboy who
beat his classmate so badly he
ended up in hospital with a hand
that may be permanently dam-
aged, was simulating a wrestling
move, a report on the incident
This was revealed yesterday by
T&T Unified Teachers Association
(TTUTA) president Lynsley Doo-
dhai, citing a report by the school's
principal and the boys' Standard
Responding the questions about
the incident at a press confer-
ence at TTUTA's Curepe head
office, Doodhai said: "I spoke to
the class teacher and the princi-
pal and they furnished a report."
Doodhai said the teacher told him
only the day before she had spoken
to students about simulating wres-
The injured boy's mother is dis-
puting this claim, however, insisting
it was a case of bullying which began
at the start of the last school term
in September. She wants the boy
who injured her son removed from
the school and is considering taking
Doodhai said there was no history
of bullying at the school. He said the
boy who caused the injury was sus-
pended for seven days and both boys
would have received counselling
from the Student Support Services.
"Also, if the police felt he com-
mitted a crime, they would have
acted," he said.
Asked about increasing reports
of school bullying in general, Doo-
dhai said he had no empirical data
to support that.
He said, however, he would go out
on a limb and say bullying would be
more prevalent in secondary rather
than primary schools.
"Bullying is not a major problem
in primary schools," he said.
One instance of bullying, though,
would be too much, Doodhai said,
calling on schools to initiate annual
He echoed Education Minister
Anthony Garcia who earlier said he
received a report from Mayaro Gov-
ernment Primary about the incident
which said the boys were playing.
Students await transporation outside Ste Madeleine Secondary School
yesterday. INSET: One of the security cameras installed at the school.
PHOTOS: RISHI RAGOONATH
The nine-year-old student whose
had was injured during an incident
at Mayaro Govt Primary School.
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