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JTA to investigate dismissal of female teachers at Fair Prospect High School

Published:Tuesday | September 24, 2013 | 12:29 PM

The Jamaica Teachers’ Association, JTA, says it will be investigating the circumstances under which two female teachers were dismissed from the Fair Prospect High School in Portland last week.

The teachers were dismissed by the school’s board after reportedly being involved in a fight on the school’s compound.

Yesterday, classes were disrupted at the school after students and parents protested the dismissals and called for the teachers’ reinstatement.

JTA president, Dr. Mark Nicely says while the union does not support or promote fighting in schools, the necessary investigations have to be carried out.

"Well I've read it in the paper, today's Gleaner and of course once it concerns teachers of course we do not support or promote fighting in school by our colleagues but of course we would want to explore for ourselves the circumstances which lead to the fight," said Nicely. "We'd want to have an understanding of the action taken by the board of directors and then we will act accordingly."

The school’s principal, Godfrey Flemmings, had told The Gleaner/Power 106 News Centre that the school’s Board took the decision last Wednesday to terminate the services of the two teachers after they discussed the incident which was witnessed by other members of staff.


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