Karen Sudu, Gleaner Writer
Old Harbour, St Catherine
Education Minister Ronald Thwaites is urging the new administration of the Jamaica Teachers' Association (JTA) to remain steadfast in its journey to provide quality education for the nation's children, in order to build a better Jamaica.
"Hold on to the cross that takes us forward to the transformation of our nation," Thwaites urged yesterday while addressing the JTA's 48th Annual Conference Church Service, at the Church of the Holy Trinity, Old Harbour in St Catherine. The service was held under the theme 'Celebrating the Past-Building on the Legacy'.
Ja worthy college
The minister said his government was cognisant that, "The Jamaica Teachers' Association is a worthy college representing those who are essential in that transmission of spiritual, social and academic principles to our children".
Thwaites, is on Wednesday, scheduled to address the three-day conference which gets under way at the Ritz Carlton Golf and Spa Resort, Rose Hall, Montego Bay, St James, this morning.
Meanwhile, officiating minister at the service, Reverend Father Vinton C. Greene, speaking on the theme, told JTA president-elect, Clayton Hall that while there was much to celebrate, there was also much for him to learn from his predecessors.
Greene urged Hall to be mindful of several critical issues in the education system.