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Developing countries have criticised British recruiting authorities for 'poaching' their science teachers. They say the exodus could severely affect their own education plans.

Maxine Henry Wilson, Jamaica's education minister, is leading calls this week at the Conference of Commonwealth Education Ministers in Edinburgh, Scotland, for a code of practice that would stop Commonwealth countries from 'plundering' each other's teachers.

Wilson says that Jamaica has lost five per cent of teaching staff in the past five years. South Africa has also been badly hit, and teachers from India have been recruited especially for science and mathematics.

Link to full article in Hindustan Times

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