All untrained teachers, including those employed, are now required to enroll at the Cyril Potter College of Education (CPCE) without delay at the appropriate level and programme.
This is according to a memorandum issued on Friday, signed by Chief Education Officer Dr Marcel Hutson.
"It is important to note that the criterion requiring the employment of in-service teachers for one year before entering CPCE is hereby withdrawn," the memo noted.
According to the memo, these measures are in keeping with the Ministry of Education's (MOE) objective to have all teachers trained.
The statement added that this approach is necessary to aid in attaining the mandate of the MOE Education Sector Plan 2021-2025 with regards to: improving accountability and efficiency in the classroom, improving performance at all levels, and reducing inequities in the classroom.
To this end, failure to enroll, the memo stated, "may result in the Ministry's inability to continue the employment of the persons so failing."
Last December, Minister of Education Priya Manickchand explained that it is the People's Progressive Party/ Civic (PPP/C) Government's objective to have 100 per cent of teachers trained or in training before the party's term comes to a closure.