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JMA in support of paying maths and science teachers more than colleagues

Published:Tuesday | December 22, 2015 | 12:00 AM
Metry Seaga

The Jamaica Manufacturers’ Association (JMA) is supporting a proposal for the government to pay science and maths teachers more money than their other colleagues.

JMA head, Metry Seaga, says such a system would serve Jamaica’s development needs.

President of the Jamaica Manufacturers’ Association, Metry Seaga

Last week, Education Minister, Ronald Thwaites, said the government was considering paying science and maths teachers more than their colleagues, in a move to reduce their migration to other countries. 

However, the Jamaica Teachers' Association is against any move to pay a select group of teachers more than the rest. 

Labour relations expert, Dr Orville Taylor, believes teachers are not likely to win if they challenge the proposal.