JTA: Violence disrupting students’ education, as over 14 St. Catherine schools use online learning modality

President of the Jamaica Teachers’ Association, Leighton Johnson is lamenting the negative impact that violence is having on the education of the nation’s students.

Mr. Johnson made the comment amidst the closure of at least 14 St. Catherine schools this morning.

The schools are using the online learning modality after tensions flared at the weekend, following the fatal shooting of an alleged gangster by the police.

Mr. Johnson laments that in the past week, too many schools have had to close their doors due to violence.

He says it is unacceptable that the lives and education of the nation’s children are being disrupted.

Impacted schools include Johnathan Grant High, Jose Marti Technical, St. Jago High, St. Catherine High and Primary, Spanish Town Primary, St. Johns Primary, Windsor School, Crescent Primary, Eltham Park Primary and Homestead Primary.


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