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Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves. (iWN file photo)
Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves. (iWN file photo)

Some 120 additional graduate teachers will be formally appointed in January, in keeping with the government’s promise made last year to appoint teachers who have been waiting for years for such appointments.

In his Independence Address on Saturday, Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves noted that he had announced last year that graduate teachers who had not been formally appointed would be appointed in batches over three years.

Early this year, over 100 graduate teachers who obtained their degrees prior to and up to and including 2012 were appointed as graduate teachers, he said.

In January 2019, 120 or so teachers will be appointed in respect of those who obtained their university degrees in 2013, 2014, and 2015, the prime minister told the military parade held at Victoria Park to celebrate the nation’s 39th anniversary of Independence from Britain.

“And in January 2020, the remainder of the graduate teachers will be appointed as such. Thereafter, they will be appointed as a matter of course,” he said.

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5 replies on “120 graduate teachers to be appointed in January”

  1. What about the graduate Nurses. Despite having Bachelors and sometimes Masters degrees they are still being paid less than other professionals across the civil service with similar qualifications. When one considers the unsociable and irregular working hours and the struggles with transportation they deserve much better.

  2. The NDP had promised to do this five years ago they also would have seen that nurses were paid properly. All the things that Gonsalves is now doing are what the NDP would have done years ago, he is now panicking.

    Quite right its simply part of the pre-election ratcheting up process.

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