Thank you for your hard work

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JA­MAICA JOINS the global com­mu­nity in cel­e­brat­ing our teach­ers on World Teach­ers Day 2016 - an im­por­tant time to ac­knowl­edge the ster­ling con­tri­bu­tion of our teach­ers to na­tion build­ing and mo­ti­vate them to con­tin­u­ously strive for ex­cel­lence.

Gov­ern­ment recog­nises that we have a re­spon­si­bil­ity to ad­here to the guide­lines of the UN­ESCO/ILO Rec­om­men­da­tion con­cern­ing the Sta­tus of Teach­ers adopted 50 years ago. In this re­gard, my gov­ern­ment re­mains com­mit­ted to pro­mot­ing the well­be­ing of our teach­ers in the in­ter­est of qual­ity ed­u­ca­tion. I there­fore en­dorse the theme of this year’s cel­e­bra­tion, ‘Valu­ing Teach­ers Im­prov­ing their Sta­tus’. The staff of the Ja­maica Teach­ing Coun­cil must be lauded for lead­ing this year’s cel­e­bra­tion. I note that you will be host­ing the first na­tional sym­po­sium for the teach­ing pro­fes­sion, which will ad­dress mat­ters of pro­fes­sion­al­ism in teach­ing, ap­praisal in­stru­ments, code of ethics and ac­count­abil­ity. I also com­mend you for recog­nis­ing ex­cel­lence in the teach­ing pro­fes­sion and pro­vid­ing in­cen­tives.

I thank our teach­ers for their con­tri­bu­tions to the pos­i­tive de­vel­op­ment of our na­tion and im­plore you to re­main res­o­lute in the de­liv­ery of qual­ity ed­u­ca­tion. To the teach­ers who will be recog­nised as part of this year’s cel­e­bra­tion, I salute you for your hard work and tenac­ity.

As we com­mem­o­rate World Teach­ers Day 2016, I thank the Ja­maica Teach­ing Coun­cil for its con­tin­ued sup­port for the growth and de­vel­op­ment of our teach­ers and wish for you ev­ery suc­cess in your cel­e­bra­tory ac­tiv­i­ties. AN­DREW HOL­NESS Prime Min­is­ter

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