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Mico student guild president calls for Dixon to apologise

Published:Wednesday | May 29, 2013 | 1:07 PM

Jovan Johnson, Gleaner Writer

President of the Guild of Student's at The Mico University College, Romaine Butler, is joining calls for lecturer Doran Dixon to publicly apologise for offensive comments made at the JTA's parish consultations over proposed changes to the leave entitlements of teachers.

Dixon was one of two former JTA presidents who used controversial comments in relation to the education minister last week.

Butler says while Dixon is an admired educator, the comments were unfortunate and the lecturer needs to apologise. 

The student leader says teachers should lift the level of dialogue surrounding the ongoing debate over teacher entitlements.

Yesterday, the former JTA president told The Gleaner that he has moved on.

However, president of The Mico, Professor Claude Packer, says the school has not moved on and the board will be discussing the matter at its next meeting.

Dixon is a Principal Lecturer and head of the Department of Social Sciences at The Mico.

The other embattled official, Paul Adams, principal at Herbert Morrison Technical High School, has hinted he would address his own comments about the education minister at another parish meeting in Trelawny.

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