Jamaica Welcomes More Cuban Teachers
Jamaica recently welcomed 18 Cuban teachers as part of an effort to bolster the teaching of the sciences, Spanish and other subjects.
According to the JIS, they join 39 other teachers from Cuba who are currently serving at various schools – 20 at primary schools, 17 at the secondary level, and two at teacher-training institutions.
While speaking at an orientation exercise for the teachers, Chief Education Officer in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Dr. Grace McLean stated that the educators will provide wonderful opportunities for Jamaican students to be “immersed in the Spanish language”.
She also expressed appreciation to the teachers stating Jamaica is grateful that they have taken up the offer to teach in the schools, and “it will not only provide us with the expertise that you are taking from your country, but it will also assist you in learning about the Jamaican culture”.
The teachers will serve at all levels of the school system, with five assigned to primary schools that have infant departments.
The educators are in Jamaica under an exchange programme through a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and Cuba.
Remember to share this article on Facebook and other Social Media Platforms. To submit your own articles or to advertise with us please send us an EMAIL at: [email protected]
- Leon Bailey Named In Provisional Reggae Boyz Squad For 2020 Olympic Qualifiers - February 24, 2018
- Live Oil Seeps Discovered In Jamaica! - February 23, 2018
- Two Charged For Murder Of Elderly Jamaican-Canadian Couple - February 22, 2018
- Justin Bieber And Selena Gomez Visit Jamaica For His Dad’s Wedding - February 21, 2018
- Fire Destroys Historic Methodist Church In St Ann - February 21, 2018
- Jamaican Man Labelled A Hero After Saving Young Girl From Vicious Pit Bull In Florida - February 20, 2018
- Jamaica’s Female Bobsleighers Complete Impressive Run At Winter Olympics - February 20, 2018
- Leon Bailey Steals Ball Off Defender, Evades Goalkeeper To Score - February 19, 2018
- Jimmy Cliff’s Daughter In Marvel’s Black Panther Movie - February 18, 2018
- Victim In Florida Mass Shooting Reportedly Has Jamaican Roots (Updated) - February 16, 2018