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JTA hits out at Jamaica Teaching Council

Published:Wednesday | April 2, 2014 | 9:08 AM

Jerome Reynolds, Staff Reporter

KINGSTON, Jamaica:

The Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA) is again hitting out at the Jamaica Teaching Council.

This time it is over orders it issued to teachers to participate in a special project.

JTA President Dr Mark Nicely says some teachers were recently ordered by the Council to conduct research for a special project.

Nicely says the JTA brought its concern to the Ministry of Education and was told by the ministry that it was unaware of the instructions.

The JTA President says the teacher’s union strongly disagrees with the Council's giving of instructions to its members, especially since it has no basis in law to do so.

Nicely has reiterated that the JTA is opposed to the draft Bill to establish the Jamaica Teaching Council.

He was speaking at a press conference yesterday to launch the JTA’s 50th anniversary celebrations.


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