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BSTU want to meet with minister

BSTU want to meet with minister
21 Feb

The Barbados Secondary Teachers Union is anxious to meet with the Minister of Education, Ronald Jones to discuss the worrying issue of rising violence in schools.

The BSTU had issued an ultimatum to the Ministry to meet with them Tuesday to discuss the matter.

The Ministry reportedly responded last Friday requesting more time as the minister along with the permanent secretary will be overseas.

President Mary Ann Redman says the BSTU had indicated to education officials they will be willing to meet this Friday.

She tells CBC News teachers are not happy and are concerned about what the escalating trend.

Meanwhile Grantley Adams Memorial Secondary is on the road to recovery after violence at the school caused major concern earlier this month.

After intense counselling for both students and teachers, Principal Francis says the school is now battling the spirit of fear.

Two weeks ago, a stabbing resulted in injuries to four students and forced a shutdown of the school for two days.

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