Dropouts blamed for school break-ins

The National Principals Association (NPA) is concerned about a recent spate of break-ins at schools on the island and NPA President, Olivia Marcellin Mathurin, believes dropouts are to blame.

Mathurin voiced the concern at a general meeting of the organization today at the CSA Centre, Sans Souci.

Speaking to the Times, she said that the break-ins are affecting the education system.

“We realize that it is being done by teenagers – I can say students who have dropped out of school and they are ganging up with others. They know where to find different things at the school and they are reentering the schools,” the NPA President asserted.

Mathurin spoke of measures to prevent the break-ins.

But she told the Times she would not disclose that those measures are.

“Most times you do that the criminals are out there listening and they act on the information,” the NPA President noted.



  1. Anonymous
    November 2, 2016 at 10:45 pm

    This is proof that the education system is failing our youth and the problem got worse with Universal Secondary Education.

  2. Anonymous
    November 3, 2016 at 7:07 am

    Sooooo…. they leave school only to go back in. Please people. It takes a village to raise a child. Everyone is about their own business and themselves only. Which is fair because if you try to discipline anyone’s child the parents are quick to put you in your place. Gone are the days where neighbours looked out for each other. Its all about who has more.

  3. Anonymous
    November 3, 2016 at 4:25 pm

    There is no evidence to verify this. St. Lucia has bred a large population of criminals. The reasons for this are multifaceted. This is no dropout issue!