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National Council on Education to review Teaching Council bill

Published:Monday | February 3, 2014 | 2:29 PM

The Ministry of Education says it has referred the Jamaica Teachers' Association's (JTA) submission on the Jamaica Teaching Council Bill to the National Council on Education.

The JTA submitted the document to the Ministry on Friday.

The Education Ministry says the council, with its broad-based membership, is the competent body to coordinate the review of the draft bill.

It says Chairman on the National Council on Education, Dr Simon Clarke has assured that the JTA's submission will receive full consideration.

The JTA has described the proposed legislation as ill-conceived and says it violates fundamental rights.

It has also voiced its objections to the Jamaica Teaching Council being an agency of the Ministry of Education as it believes this could open the door for undue political influence.

JTA President Dr Nicely says the bill will negatively affect the teaching sector and should be rejected in its current form.


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