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Jamaica: Teachers Are Being Abused In Schools, Says JTA Boss – Appealing For Help To Combat Violence

Dr Garth Anderson, president of the Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA), said teachers and school administrators are being abused physically and emotionally by their students, as violence in schools continues to be of great concern.

“Teachers and school administrators are being abused physically, verbally and emotionally by students, as violence in schools continues to haunt us,” Anderson said while addressing the recent 54th conference annual of the JTA.

“Look at it, teachers are frustrated, administrators are frustrated, we have to seal our lips, lest we are accused of abusing our children emotionally, and our hands are tied,” said Anderson, in what was an obvious pitch to the Ministry of Education. “Teachers and school administrators are operating on egg shells in great fear.”

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