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After more than a year of not constituting the Teaching Service Commission President Irfaan Ali on Friday sworn in five new members.
The new commissioners are Mr. Maydha Persaud, Mrs. Doodmattie Singh, Mrs. Joan Ann David-Monkhouse, Mrs. Shafiran Bhajan, and Mr. Mohammed Saddam Hussain. The remaining members of the seven-member commission are Mrs. Avril Crawford and Mrs. Satti Jaisierisingh. They will take their Oaths of Office at a later date.
The Commission, under the Constitution of Guyana, has the mandate to appoint, exercise disciplinary actions and remove teachers of non-board schools.
The term of the last commission ended August 2021. The Guyana Teachers Union in September 2021 wrote President Ali drawing the issue to his attention. The Union’s President Mark Lyte back then expressed concern the government did not respond to the letter. Also of concern to the Union was the understaffing of the schools and eligible teachers not being promoted because the Commission was not constituted.