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STUDENTS ACCOUNTABLE TO TEACHER, PRINCIPAL, AND MINISTRY

(EDUCATION ACT OF SAINT LUCIA 2008)

STUDENTS ACCOUNTABLE TO TEACHER, PRINCIPAL, AND MINISTRY

(EDUCATION ACT OF SAINT LUCIA 2008)

18. STUDENTS ACCOUNTABLE TO TEACHER, PRINCIPAL, AND MINISTRY

(1) Every student is accountable—

(a) to the teacher for his or her conduct on the school premises during school hours and during such hours as the teacher is in charge of the student in class or while engaged in authorized school activities conducted during out-of-school hours; and

(b) to the principal for his or her general deportment at any time that he or she is under the supervision of the school and members of the teaching staff, including the time spent in travelling between the school and his or her other place of residence.

(2) Every student is under the general direction and control of—

(a) the driver of a school bus, if the driver is an employee of the Ministry of Education; and

(b) any person under whose supervision students are placed on the authority of the Chief Education Officer,

in respect of the student’s general behavior and deportment on a school bus, or while under supervision as the case may be.

19. EXERCISE OF RIGHTS

(1) A student may express any religious, political, moral, or other belief or opinion so long as the expression does not adversely affect the rights or education of other students, or the rights of other persons in the school.

(2) Students who have attained the age of 18 are entitled to exercise all the rights and powers, to assume all the obligations, and to receive all the benefits under this Act with respect to them that their parents are otherwise entitled to exercise, assume, or receive on their behalf.

“We, the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force would like to encourage the citizenry to read and study the laws which governs our society. Never forget that knowledge is power”.

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1 Comment

  1. Perplexed
    August 17, 2016 at 12:06 pm Reply

    How can we be accountable at all times when you all give them leverage over us

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