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Telecommunication providers contracted to provide internet service to schools in St. Vincent and the Grenadines should improve their service or be fired, the Teachers Union says.

Union boss, Oswald Robinson told a press conference last week that there still has not been any improvement in internet access in schools, which was one of the recommendations of stakeholders before school reopened in September.

Robinson noted that the talk was about virtual education “to reach the unreached.

“There has been no improvement in the internet access,” he said, adding that at the union’s last press conference, in August, the union knocked the internet providers very hard.

He said there are schools without access and those that have internet access, it is not reliable.

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“And the internet providers continue to collect large sums of money for doing nothing,” Robinson said.

“If we’re going to reach the students and if teachers are going to use the technology to enhance the delivery, we are talking about quality education but the internet is not there. What are we saying? Are we building castles in the air? 

“So to the authorities, you need to get the internet providers to provide quality service or fire them. Get somebody else to do it.”