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Tough but necessary UTT choice

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Friday, May 18, 2018

The recent dismissal of eleven UTT lecturers is truly unfortunate, but I believe that the university’s leadership and the Government were left with no other choice but to take this course of action given the tough economic situation in the country.

Media reports indicate that the university is struggling to survive because it is overstaffed and for it to continue to provide quality, tertiary level education to our citizens, the board of directors have had to let go these lecturers to ensure that UTT remains in existence.

I do not think that UTT’s management would take this kind of action lightly and would have much rather preferred that the eleven lecturers remain employed at the university, but circumstances forced the board to do otherwise.

I am confident that, in the long run, UTT will not only survive but will become even better than it already is by producing top-class, university graduates who can compete with the best in the world.

RAJENDRA NARINE
Princes Town

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