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Zero Tolerance to Indiscipline in Schools

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Sep 28 2018

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Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago


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Zero Tolerance to Indiscipline in Schools


The Honourable Anthony Garcia, Minister of Education is making it clear that there will no tolerance for any acts of violence and indiscipline in our nation’s schools. This statement comes after a video began circulating on Social Media highlighting an altercation at the Princes Town West Secondary School. The Minister stated “The Ministry has worked tirelessly to reduce the instances of violence in our schools and we will be taking all measures to ensure that the minimal number is maintained. The Ministry recently met with the Commissioner of Police and reiterated plans to treat with incidents preemptively and as they arise.”

As the report on the incident is being prepared by the school’s principal and the School Supervisor, the students involved have been suspended and the student who had to be taken for medical treatment is being monitored. Over the last three years, the country has seen a  clear decline in these incidences, following the implementation of a number of intervention strategies which have impacted positively on our schools.

The Student Support Services Division has already began their work at the school and following the report and recommendation subsequent action will be taken. A meeting has also been scheduled for the three students involved, their parents, the school’s principal and Supervisor with Minister Garcia, Minister of State Dr Lovell Francis, the Chief Education Officer and other officials of the Ministry on Monday 1st October at 9am at the Ministry’s Head Office. 



 Released on 28th September, 2018 



For further information please contact the Ministry’s Communications Division at 622-2181.