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China looking for Jamaican teachers
2013-08-19 08:54:25 | (0 Comments)
China is looking to Jamaica to employ teachers of English Language.
Ronald Thwaites - File
Education Minister Ronald Thwaites says a private company has contacted the Ministry to explore the prospects to getting trained teachers to China.
Thwaites says the ministry is now trying to work out the details of the arrangement.
According to him, annually China seeks about 100,000 teachers to teach English.
The proposed deal comes at a time when the government has halted the hiring of new teachers in the system because of economic challenges.
Noting that Jamaican teachers have excelled around the world, the education minister says the proposed deal with China is another great opportunity.
The Ministry of Education has started to develop a database of trained unemployed teachers.
The database was initiated at a two-day job fair hosted by the ministry last week.
According to the ministry, approximately 1,000 interviews were facilitated at the event.
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