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Parent Teacher Association concerned about the issues at Central High School

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — The National Parent-Teacher Association of Jamaica (NPTAJ) has expressed concern about allegations regarding the Chairman of the Board of Management at Central High School in Clarendon.

The NPTAJ concern follows an announcement by the Ministry of Education yesterday that it has requested information on the status of a case before the courts pertaining to the chairman.

The ministry was responding to calls for the removal of the board chairman on the grounds that he was allegedly appointed to the post while facing a criminal charge before the court.

The NPTAJ said it is also concerned that the National Council of Education (NCE), an arm of the Ministry of Education, which is the body responsible for Board appointments and providing oversight, has been non-operational since May 31, 2018.

“We remain steadfast as a body that politics should not be involved in the appointment of School Boards, NPTAJ said in a release.

“We await the swift resolution of this matter to allow for the proper functioning of the school, and hope that the teaching/ learning process will not be negatively impacted during this period,” NPTAJ added.

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