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Spanish Town High School teacher collapses, dies at workshop in May Pen

Published:Friday | November 4, 2016 | 11:38 PM
The teacher was rushed to the May Pen Hospital where she was pronounced dead.

Jovan Johnson, Staff Reporter

A female teacher of Spanish Town High School in St Catherine died this afternoon after collapsing at a workshop in May Pen, Clarendon.

She collapsed almost immediately after she made a presentation at a National Standards Curriculum workshop at Central High, a participant told The Gleaner.

The teacher was rushed to hospital where she was pronounced dead.

She is the third teacher to have died in recent weeks.

Thirty-nine year-old Christopher Gayle of Kingston College died last month after collapsing at Kingston College where he worked.

Norman Manley High in Kingston was also left in mourning following the death Nadine Trail.

In the aftermath of those deaths, the Jamaica Teachers' Association (JTA) lamented that teachers are facing "high stress levels" in the classrooms.

JTA president Howard Isaacs, has pledged the association's support for teachers saying the JTA recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the National Health Fund to enhance the welfare of teachers.