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"Let us think of education as the means of developing our greatest abilities, because in each of us there is a private hope and dream which, fulfilled, can be translated into benefit for everyone and greater strength of the nation." ---John. F. Kennedy
The Antigua and Barbuda Union of Teachers extends deepest condolences to the family of our beloved brother, Shawn Williams who was taken away from us under such tragic circumstances.The initial reports suggest that Mr. Williams was fatally stabbed at his residence by person(s) unknown in the early hours of Monday morning. Shawn was employed as a teacher at the Old Road Primary School following an extended period at the Greenbay Primary School.
Mr. Williams was a devoted husband, father and teacher, and his parting has left a great void in many lives. Let us continue to keep his family in our prayers. R.I. P. brother.
In the meanwhile, the Union will provide a Book of Condolence for which teachers and the general public are invited to sign beginning tomorrow, Tuesday 22nd October from 12 noon until 4:00 p.m.. This book will be made available until the day of the funeral.
Last Updated on Monday, 21 October 2013 19:05
The Department of Teacher Education has released a document detailing its re-sit procedure as well as courses that will be offered during the first semester (Sept ember 2013). Teachers who are desirous of resitting courses are kindly asked to pay special attention to information provided or contact the department for additional information. [CLICK TO VIEW PROCEDURE AND COURSE LIST]
Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 July 2013 14:52
The Caribbean Alliance Insurance Co.Ltd and the Antigua and Barbuda Union of Teachers has teamed up to bring some needed relief to teachers in Antigua and Barbuda. Under the the arrangement, members of A&BUT, as well as their spouses, will get an automatic 12.5% discount on insurance services covering home and motor vehicle (comprehensive coverage). New Business Development Officer at CAI, Mr. Horatio Dias expressed his delight in being able to offer such concessions to the nation's educators, who often work tirelessly to ensure the continued development of our nation.
Members who are desirous of accessing this discount will be required to present their membership card or a letter of confirmation from the Secretariat. For further details, please contact Mr. Horatio Dias at tel: 481-2916/723-7709 or 783-4580.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 June 2013 17:06
From the www.caribbeanteachers.com
The Caribbean Union of Teachers will stage its 36th Biennial Conference in the Picturesque Georgetown, Guyana under the auspices of the Guyana Teachers' Union at the Princess International Hotel, East Bank Demerara from August 4-10, 2013. Held held every two years, the Biennial Conference is the ultimate governing body of the Caribbean Union of Teachers.
The Conference will be observed under the theme "Improving the Professional Status of Teachers in the Caribbean, " and will provide an opportunity for representatives of all CUT member units to meet and strengthen the bonds of solidarity between teachers of the region. Delegates to the conference will consider major issues affecting education in the Caribbean, and will also have an opportunity to select an Executive to run the affairs of the CUT for the next biennium.
Members who are desirous of travelling as camp followers may contact the secretariat for further information.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 June 2013 19:18
EI Declaration ‘Schools shall be safe sanctuaries’
In 2009, EI adopted the Declaration ‘Schools shall be safe sanctuaries’ calling on the international community to step up efforts to prevent violations of the right to education and ensure the safety and security of learners, teachers and academics everywhere. The seven articles of the EI Declaration are:1. Reaffirm the commitment to the principle of the right to education in safety; 2. Take practical measures to ensure protection; 3. End impunity for attacks; 4. Strengthen monitoring of attacks; 5. Prioritise action and share expertise on resilience and recovery; 6. Make education an agent for peace; 7. Support campaigns of solidarity.