St Thomas JTA members reject Teaching Council bill
Members of the St Thomas arm of the Jamaica Teachers' Association (JTA) have unanimously rejected the proposed Jamaica Teaching Council bill.
The second draft of the bill was presented to the teachers at their annual general meeting, held yesterday at the Morant Villas Conference Hall.
The draft bill will allow the council to license and discipline teachers, set professional standards and carry out professional development.
However, Immediate Past President of the JTA Clayton Hall expressed his disappointment with some of the proposals in the bill saying they could be detrimental to teachers.
He called for teachers to sign and support a petition put forward by the JTA to redraft the bill.
He also urged them to support a march from the Association's head office to the Ministry of Education on December 31.
Teachers in St Thomas have pledged their support.
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