The Opposition People’s National Party, PNP is recommending that the government offer better compensation packages to teachers to prevent the further mass migration of educators.
The suggestion follows reports that scores of teachers are leaving the island in pursuit of better employment opportunities.
There have been concerns about the possible impacts of this move.
Many principals say the mass migration may affect their staff complement for the new school term, next month.
Checks by Irie Fm News revealed, that several schools are advertising vacancies for several subject areas.
Speaking during a press briefing on education this morning (August 17), Junior Spokesperson on Education and Training Rasheen Roper- Robinson said proper investments must be made in the country’s teachers to ensure staff retention.
She noted a recent situation where some 6 nationals said to be migrating teachers were not allowed to board connecting flights in Panama.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said the matter is being investigated.
Mrs. Roper Robinson said the situation shows the determination of teachers to leave the island in search of better employment.