TN Tatem Closure Would ‘Offer Opportunities’

October 16, 2019 | 4 Comments

The potential “closure of TN Tatem is an opportunity for Government to put more funds towards teacher hiring and development,” according to Dwayne Robinson, the OBA’s Senate spokesperson on education.

Senator Robinson said, “The closure of TN Tatem has seemed inevitable for some time and does not come as a surprise. Being built on marshland has given rise to numerous and on-going issues that both the PLP and OBA have grappled with.

“Its closure now offers some opportunities. In our Budget Reply this year we said, ‘With a declining youth population, rationalisation of infrastructure will allow more funds to be dedicated towards teacher hiring and development. The Hopkins report focused its findings on quality of teaching, reforming the Ministry and strategic management’.

“There will be considerable savings from the school’s closure and these must be reinvested in better support for our teachers and giving schools the equipment they are still lacking.”

Senator Robinson added: “With this closure we need to know what the master plan is for rationalizing all schools. Given the declining school population, what are the Minister’s intentions?

“It is all very well having a meeting for the TN Tatem parents, but when will the Minister roll out his plan to the public?”

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  1. Are we still allowed to say Surrogate even though it was mantioned in de Secret Memo.

  2. wahoo says:

    Nice thought but I doubt govt would do that.

  3. Stevie says:

    Tell the truth Rabain now. Instead of having meetings. What will PLP use $3 million on? Think about it.

  4. Joe Bloggs says:

    It’s the old Warwick Sec! Why was it built on marshland to begin with?!?!

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