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JTA appeals Fair Prospect High teachers dismissal

Published:Monday | October 14, 2013 | 1:40 PM

The Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA) is appealing the September dismissal of two teachers from the Fair Prospect High School in Portland.

The school's board dismissed the teachers on September 18 after they were reportedly involved in a fight on the compound of the institution.

JTA President, Dr Mark Nicely says the appeal was filed on the grounds that the board breached procedures in penalising the teachers.

He says the JTA held discussions with the Education Ministry at a regional meeting prompting the Ministry to meet with the school last Friday.

Nicely argues that if the board sticks to its position, the matter will still have to be heard by the Teachers' Appeal Tribunal in the Education Ministry.

Dr Mark Nicely says while the union does not support or promote fighting in schools, the necessary investigations should have been carried out.

Following the dismissal, students and parents protested and called for the reinstatement of the teachers. 


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