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Teachers and students lack the resources to undertake online education in Barbados.

Inadequate resources, increased cost to teachers working from home, including Internet service, computers and the need to retrofit homes with ergonomic chairs were among the concerns raised during the 25th Annual Memorial John Cumberbatch Lecture by University of the West Indies (UWI) political scientist Dr Ronnie Yearwood.

“Where are the resources for teachers?” enquired teacher Abigail Trotman during the Barbados Union of Teachers (BUT) webinar on Wednesday.

“Basic curriculum is missing. Why was it not there?” asked Trotman. “A lot of the training really does not relate to what you have to do during the day,” she remarked. (HH)

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