Principals meet with education officials

ST JOHN’S, Antigua – The Antigua & Barbuda Union of Teachers (ABUT) is hoping to meet soon with Education Minister Jacqui Quinn-Leandro to discuss retroactive pay for its members.

Union president Vernest Mack said the monies are owed to principals and their deputies as well as to teachers who are due to be upgraded soon.

Mack said Quinn-Leandro has promised to hold a meeting, noting that other concerns – which she declined to outline – will be discussed then.

Meantime, Mack and other principals will assemble at the Multipurpose Cultural Centre at 9 am today for talks with education officials.

It’s a follow up to a meeting held last month at which the Education Ministry shared information with the school heads.

During that session, the principals requested a meeting at which they could raise their concerns to the Education Ministry.

Director of Education Jacintha Pringle told The Daily OBSERVER more gatherings are likely to follow and she’s inviting all principals to take part in today’s discussions.