Most Bajan teachers vaccinated, says BUT
FIVE WEEKS BEFORE the start of the new academic school year, more than 75 per cent of teachers and ancillary staff have already been vaccinated against COVID-19, says the Barbados Union of Teachers (BUT).
General secretary Herbert Gittens told the DAILY NATION that more than 2 500 had received the jab ahead of the Michaelmas term, scheduled to start on September 13 for teachers and a week later for students.
He estimated there were just over 3 300 educators, from principals to guidance counsellors and other staff, working in secondary, primary and special schools and Government industrial schools. The number included 300 private educators. The BUT boasts around 1 700 members. Gittens said the Ministry of Education had sent out a Google form for teachers and education workers who wanted the vaccine to