JTA 54th Present Installed

JTA’s 54th President Installed

Publication Date: 
Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Principal of  Church Teachers' College based in Mandeville, Dr. Garth Anderson, was on Monday night August 20, installed as the 54th President of the Jamaica Teachers' Association (JTA).

Anderson was sworn in during an investiture ceremony on day one of the Association’s Annual Conference at the Hilton Rose Hall Resort in Montego Bay, St James. He succeeds Georgia Waugh Richards, Principal of Harmons Primary in Manchester.

While delving into his speech, he indicated that  his Presidential Legacy would include:

             •   Engagement of members where they work to  listen to their concerns, and in return do the heavy lifting on their behalf

             •   To advance  the profession by  promoting the teaching as the mother of all professions, amplified by a focus on high professional conduct and stewardship, whilst vigorously defending the teachers' cause and

             •   Creation of multiple prospects characterized by providing opportunities for teachers to advance their professional growth and development.

His speech which was occasionally punctuated by applauses, also focused on a recommendation that maybe the time has come for a serious study to be undertaken to see the contribution of teachers to the gross domestic product of our country.

He also addressed concerns about the National standards curriculum,  the need for the zoning of schools,  the promotion of the Primary Exit Profile (PEP) for students,  Students’ loans, Violence in schools, students performance In exams among others.

The theme of the conference and for the year is  “Promoting the Teaching Profession: A beacon of Hope and Inspiration for the Nation”

 

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