More Cuban teachers arrive in Jamaica
Jamaica has welcomed another batch of 18 Cuban teachers.
They have been deployed to schools across the island to boost the teaching of the sciences, Spanish and other subjects.
They have joined 39 other teachers from Cuba who are serving at various schools – 20 at primary schools, 17 at the secondary level, and two at teacher-training institutions.
Speaking at the start of a two-day orientation exercise for the 18 teachers on Tuesday, Deputy Chief Education Officer Dorrett Campbell, said they 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 between CARICOM and Cuba.