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Education Ministry Condemns Violent School Incident


The Ministry of Education, Sustainable Development, Innovation, Science, Technology and Vocational Training is aware of a chopping incident involving two students at a secondary school in the island’s north, and strongly condemns such acts of violence within our educational institutions.

The Incident which happened on Monday February 5th, 2024 is currently being investigated by the police.

The Ministry has meantime taken swift action in providing counselling services for both students and staff affected by the incident.

Education Minister Hon. Shawn Edward has emphasized the commitment of the Ministry in providing a safe and secure learning environment for all students and staff.

“We are deeply concerned about the incident at one of our Secondary Schools. Violence has no place in our schools, and we are committed to ensuring the well-being of our students and staff. The Ministry of Education is dedicated to fostering a conducive and secure learning environment across the island,” Minister Edward stated.

The safety and mental well-being of our school community remain a top priority for the Ministry, and as such the Ministry, along with school management, emphasizes the importance of peaceful conflict resolution, urging students to refrain from resorting to violence to settle disputes.

SOURCE: Ministry of Education



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  1. Zero Tolerence
    Discipline them with justice and the rod of correction,if the rod is broken upon them,whether mine or others, they will not die…

  2. The children are coping the adults. We as adults should have a disposition that is worthy of emulation. Sadly, this type of violent behavior is not exclusive to any one country. I strongly believe that the chemically saturated foods that are consumed, are for the most path responsible for the bellicose behavior that we are experiencing around the world. And this type of behavior is propagated on social media.

  3. 2.5% levy for security. Was that so all u can pay all u Labour friend who is getting a salary and has done absolutely NOTHING. ? Oh and as expected the ministry officials are concerned. Are these speeches being written by the same person. Whenever a minster is interviewed he/ she says they are concerned now the principal is reading a speech oh how she too or they too at the education ministry concerned. We just paying a bunch of ppl to be concerned in this country. SMBH

  4. Too little too late, the criminality already reaches their DNA. Papeshow yall deh pun at the MOE. What happen to the tune that all school does sing when it comes to a kids 1st orientation at school. Oh the discipline is this and that never going to twist and bend the rules… 3 weeks later it becomes like a cow pasture. Unless you stop mobile device in schools, charge the parents, put them into community service, repeaters will get jail, kids will be sent to disciplinary camp… the ghetto boy school is useless. Decisive decision and tuff love have to be handed down . Oil and water don’t mix…

  5. This is what happens when you have an education system that encourages an eye for an eye justice and seeking vengeance is allowed.

  6. Folks! We are exercising reality and Facts..
    A Lark of money of the Parents will create mental health issues, such as the issue which we must solve Asap.. Pay our workers a decent living wage and observe how happy everyone can and will be..
    I endorse my thoughts and observations

  7. @Wow ” … Oh and as expected the ministry officials are concerned. Are these speeches being written by the same person …” I am in TOTAL agreement with your statement.

    In the same token, Mr Minister for Education does seem to have a clue of HOW to deal with such a situation. Parents and the public want to hear and know WHAT SOLUTION has been implemented. That is paramount!!

    These ministers should cease mouthing empty epithets, and come forward with CONCRETE SOLUTIONS to the problems that a manifesting from bad deeds.

  8. i meant to write: “In the same token, Mr Minister for Education does NOT seem to have a cLUE ….”


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