Education Minister, Senator Ruel Reid, says Dr. Christopher Clarke’s continued status as Principal of Shortwood Teachers’ College will depend on the type of sentence he receives.

Clarke — who’s been found guilty of causing death by dangerous driving — is to be sentenced next Tuesday, March 7.

Minister Reid says he’s in talks with the Chairman of Shortwood Teacher’s College about Clarke’s continued leadership of the institution.

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Clarke is the 13th principal of Shortwood Teachers’ College. He made history by becoming the first male to be appointed Principal of the 132-year-old teachers’ college.

Clarke has been associated with Shortwood for 28 years, rising through the ranks from a lecturer to become principal.

Minister Reid says the Education Regulations don’t allow for the removal of a principal solely on the basis of a criminal conviction.

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He says the Jamaica Teaching Council bill before Parliament will address this concern.

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