By the end of next month, 416 teachers will be appointed to permanent posts.
Offering his congratulations to these individuals, Minister of Education Ronald Jones also disclosed that a new Public Teachers’ Service Order will be headed to Parliament later this year, which when approved would establish an additional 239 positions in the primary schools and eight in the nurseries.
These figures would move the permanent posts at the primary and nursery level from 1 392 to 1 631.
In addition, Jones explained that 52 supernumerary posts would be added at the primary level and 11 at the secondary level.
Recently, 89 secondary school teachers were also appointed to established posts in the Teaching Service.
The announcement comes a few months after the Barbados Union of Teachers had requested updates on the state of appointments, stressing that the situation was taking too long ...