THE EDITOR, Sir:
The plan to licence all teachers in the Jamaican education system is a cause for concern. What is the real motive here? Is it really about greater accountability for students' academic performance, or is it all about making money?
How will you eliminate corruption? A case in point: the buying of a driver's licence. It is estimated that more than 2,000 taxi drivers across the island are illiterate, yet they are holders of a driver's licence.
How do you explain a scenario like this, given the fact that one of the fundamental requirements to drive on Jamaican roads is overlooked due to bribery? I urge the powers that be who are pursuing the licensing of teachers to think on these things.
specialist and educator