Classroom raid – UK-based firm heading to Jamaica in search of already critically short science teachers

Already faced with a shortage of science teachers, the local education system could be in further trouble as a United Kingdom-based education recruitment agency is planning another raid on Jamaica.
Hourglass Education is heading back to Jamaica next month, looking for science teachers and offering them the opportunity to live and work in England, where those who teach the sciences are in short supply.
According to a message being circulated by co-founder of Hourglass Education Geoff Brown, science teachers are “urgently required” to email the organisation so that they can secure an interview with the agency, which will be in the island in early February.
“We are already interviewing more than 80 secondary-trained teachers but also need science teachers for our face-to-face interviews,” he said.
Jamaica is currently struggling to attract and retain teachers of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) subjects, plus teachers of geography. Read More…

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