Bill to establish Jamaica Teaching Council being reviewed
President of the Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA) Dr Mark Nicely says the bill to establish the Jamaica Teaching Council is being thoroughly reviewed by a team of legal experts.
The JTA received the second draft of the bill from the Education Ministry last week.
Speaking at the Teachers’ Colleges of Jamaica inaugural conference in Montego Bay, Nicely sought to dismiss the belief that the JTA has been silent on the issue.
He said a response will be submitted to the Education Ministry at the end of the review.
The JTA has already indicated that it will embark on a series of consultations next month on the bill.
The union believes teachers must be given the chance to consider the document and to make a contribution in ensuring that it achieves its goal when implemented.
The establishment of the Council was a recommendation of the Education Transformation Task Force (2004) that is now being implemented.
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