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Dismissed Queen’s School teacher granted permission to appeal

Published:Friday | February 19, 2016 | 2:09 PM
Hubert Smith was fired by the Board following the release of the results of some students who sat that Caribbean Examination Council’s Principles of Accounts examination in 2012.

A senior teacher who was in 2012 fired from The Queen’s School in St Andrew was today given permission by the Court of Appeal to challenge an order granted by the Supreme Court to the Board of Management.

Hubert Smith was fired by the Board following the release of the results of some students who sat that Caribbean Examination Council’s Principles of Accounts examination in 2012.

The results of five of the students were cancelled.

Four of the five were Smith’s students.

The senior teacher filed an appeal with the Teachers' Appeal Tribunal and the panel held that the Board breached certain regulations.

In 2013, the Board took the issue to the Supreme Court and in December 2015 it was granted leave to take the matter to the Judicial Review Court to seek to quash the Tribunal’s ruling.

Smith subsequently went to the Appeal  Court to challenge the decision of the Supreme Court judge to grant the Board leave to take the matter to the Judical Review Court.

Attorney-at-Law Andre Earle say since no stay was granted in the matter he wrote to the Board asking for Smith to be paid emoluments owed from September 2012, but the Board did not reply.

Earle and Attorney-at-Law Nickesha Young-Shand say they will now take steps to file an appeal on behalf of Smith.