Monday, August 18, 2008

Jamaica Teacher's Association Meets at Church

Minister of Education Andrew Holness and president elect of the Jamaica Teachers' Association (JTA), Doran Dixon, participate in the JTA's 44th annual conference church service at the Church of God of Prophecy, Old Harbour Road, St Catherine, yesterday. Dixon will be installed as president during the conference which starts today.

Salaries for teachers and auxiliary fees for schools are expected to be the two major issues to be discussed at the 44th annual conference of the Jamaica Teachers' Association's Annual Conference which gets under way in Ocho Rios, St Ann this morning.

Reg Weaver, president of the National Education Association in the United States, will deliver the keynote address at the conference, which is being held under the theme, "Building a Learning Culture in Schools: Enabling Independent, Enthusiastic and Successful Learners".

During a function that starts at 8 o'clock tonight, Doran Dixon, president-elect of the JTA, will be proclaimed as president of the 22,000-member teachers' union. Barclay is to deliver her final address to delegates and observers.

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