President-Elect of JTA Says Association will Push for Quality Education


President-elect of the Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA), Michael Stewart, has said that his administration is prepared to bring all stakeholders on board to offer quality education, and to seek the best conditions of service for teachers.
“We are looking forward to a fruitful conference; there will be over 300 delegates attending, and despite the many challenges in the education system, we are in a transformational mode and the teachers are prepared to go along with that transformation,” he told JIS News, at the JTA’s church service, held on August 16, at the Mandeville Parish Church, in Manchester.
“All stakeholders will be on board; we will have the parents, the church, in rekindling that sense of sacrifice, giving, showing respect and tolerance to our brothers and sisters, to cut the culture of violence that is causing havoc in our society,” he said.
Mr. Stewart outlined that his inaugural address at the JTA conference would be centred around teachers giving of their best, and improvement in their conditions of service. “In my address, I will speak to the transformation, condition of service for teachers. We need also to look at teachers and their performance, and that will be a major role in my Presidential year,” he added.
The 45th Annual Conference of the JTA will be staged at the Sunset Jamaica Grand Resort and Spa, in Ocho Rios, St. Ann, from August 17-19. Minister of Education, Hon. Andrew Holness, will speak at the conference on Wednesday, August 19.

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