Caribbean countries will now have to compensate teachers for the marking of School Based Assessments (SBAs). This was one issue agreed upon by countries during the 36 Biennial Conference of the Caribbean Union.
The conference concluded on Friday with Caribbean countries agreeing on a number of issues.
President of the Guyana Teachers Union Colin Bynoe says the agreement will bring some sort of integrity to the SBAs.
He says this is an issue CXC has been trying to get Governments to agree on.
In addition to the compensation, Bynoe says it was recommended that the SBA be done in schools and graded by teachers step by step.
Meanwhile, on the issue of violence against teachers, member countries have agreed to put punitive measures in place to deal with the perpetrators.
They have also agreed to offer help to those students who continuously seek to assault teachers.
Elections for the Caribbean Teachers Union were held and the President Marvin Andall was reelected for another two years. No Guyanese was elected to the union. [Akash Ramlackhan]