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Ministry to address violence in schools

Ministry to address violence in schools
10 Jul
2018

Acting Prime Minister Santia Bradshaw has revealed the Ministry of Education is to meet with professionals to address violence in schools.

She says solutions must be sought to fix the root causes and reduce the impact on the teaching and learning process.

Ms Bradshaw comments came during an address to an educational conference hosted by the Barbados Association of Principals of Public Secondary Schools at St Ann's Fort.

The conference is being held under the theme, Educational Leadership in Challenging Times.

Ms Bradshaw says her Ministry intends to work closely with the Transport Board to ensure a timely bus service for Barbadian school children.

The Education Minister also accepted an invitation to meet with the Barbados Association of Principals of Public Secondary Schools, to hear their concerns.

Meanwhile, acting president of BAPPSS Juanita Wade, says the Association is looking forward to meeting with the new education minister to discuss the way forward for education.

She also sees the education conference as timely.

Portfolio manager in education at the Caribbean Development Bank, Idamay Denny is stressing that if principals are to deal successfully with issues facing schools, they must have the interest in as well as the aptitude for leading.

Ms Denny welcomed the recent move to establish a position of master teacher.