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JTA President supports government decision

Published:Monday | January 7, 2008 | 9:44 AM

President of the Jamaica Teachers Association (JTA), Ena Barclay, said the issue of violence in schools would be a major priority for the association in 2008.

Mrs. Barclay indicated that she supports the decision taken by the government to introduce metal detectors in some schools.

She also believes that such a plan must be complemented by a comprehensive National Security plan for schools.

Mrs. Barclay is calling for the government to work speedily to transform the education system.

She said the transformation should include educating parents on their responsibilities to their children, and improving the teaching and learning conditions in schools.