Give more support to teachers and the police, says JTA president
As school reopens today, the Jamaica Teachers' Association (JTA) is appealing to Jamaicans to give more support to teachers and the police.
JTA president, Norman Allen, issued the appeal last night during his message to mark today's start of the 2015-2016 school year.
He argued that teachers and the police represent critical areas of the society but he says they are under attack.
Meanwhile, the JTA head is urging teachers returning to the classroom, not to play God.
According to him, the Lord has created children the way they are for teachers to nurture.
Allen is urging teachers to continue working with students, including those with special needs.
Meanwhile, the teachers' union says the authorities must make provision for the growth and development of students with special needs.
The JTA president says the education ministry has agreed with the JTA that there is a significant percentage of children entering primary schools who have special needs, and who remain unidentified for extended periods.