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Teaching Council Bill unacceptable, insists Nicely

Published:Friday | August 22, 2014 | 9:34 AM
Dr Mark Nicely - File

Damion Mitchell, News Editor Radio & Online



KINGSTON, Jamaica

The immediate past president of the JTA, Dr Mark Nicely says teachers will remain resolute against the Jamaica Teaching Council Bill.




The Jamaica Teaching Council Bill is being proposed to establish a body that will be responsible for regulating and promoting the teaching profession.



In June JTA officials decked in black, marched to the Education Ministry to present their official response rejecting the draft teaching council bill.



The JTA said among other things, it was against the suspension or the revocation of the teaching licence of a teacher without due process.



Under the proposed bill, where a teacher is accused of committing an offence, the council would have the power to suspend his registration, as well as suspend or revoke his licence to teach.



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