Ministry of Education assures PTSC drivers of payment

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August 15, 2017: The Ministry of Education today assures the Public Transport Service Corporation (PTSC) that outstanding payments are currently being processed through a joint effort between the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Finance. On August 3 2017, part payment of the monies owed to the PTSC maxi-taxi drivers was disbursed. The Honourable Anthony Garcia, Minister of Education, extends his sincerest appreciation to all of the drivers employed with the PTSC and has committed to providing payment before the new school term begins. The Minister went on to underscore that persons must be paid for the work that they do and that he is working assiduously to expedite the process.

The PTSC provides a subsidised service to the children of Trinidad and Tobago as a part of the government’s promise of accessible and quality education for all. The collaboration between the Ministry of Education and the PTSC was established to assist lesser privileged students in getting to and from school with ease.

The Ministry of Education will continue to make every effort to ensure that all monies owed to the Public Transport Service Corporation maxi-drivers are paid, and that students have access to this essential service once school re-opens. To make certain that the service is being sufficiently accessed and benefits the students in need, the Ministry will be embarking on a comprehensive review of the system in which the maxi-taxi drivers operate. This will ensurethat the investment being made produces value for money as spending is of national concern in these challenging economic times. 

  

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For further information please contact:

The Corporate Communications Unit 

Ministry of Education

868-628-3188

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