Monday February 4, 2019 | Jamaica Observer
Teacher licensing and registration Bill approved by Cabinet
THE long awaited Jamaica Teaching Council (JTC) b ill, which will establish a licensing and registration regime for Government-paid teachers, has now been approved by Cabinet.
Education Minister Senator Ruel Reid made the announcement in the Senate on Friday. The legislation will establish a governing body for the teaching profession and introduce new procedures, such as professional disciplinary action for teachers and principals.
“The JTC bill that has been languishing for many years…we have now just had the approval from Cabinet and will receive comments from the AG's (Attorney General's) department and go back to legislative committee. We expect to lay the JTC bill on the table of Parliament in short order,” Reid outlined in his presentation in the State of the Nation debate.