Cabinet has signed off on the draft Jamaica Teaching Council (JTC) Bill, says Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator Ruel Reid.
The Bill seeks to establish a governing body for the teaching profession and a licensing and registration regime for all government-paid teachers. The licensing regime is expected to take effect when the Bill is passed.
Reid was addressing the launch of the Mico International Mathematics Summit at the institution's premises on Marescaux Road, in St Andrew yesterday.
The Government's move to implement a regime for the licensing and registration of teachers is aimed at ensuring greater levels of accountability and professionalism.
The Jamaica Teaching Council was established in 2008 as a part of the Education Transformation Strategy to improve the quality and coverage of education.