Acting Chief Education Officer, Ruffina Charles, has sent out a stern warning to school administrators who, in any way, would violate students under their care.
Charles was quoted in the just released issue of the government publication ‘Our Saint Lucia‘, as saying that she is is concerned about the continued cases of indecent and inappropriate behavior within the classroom between teacher and student.
She spoke at a planning meeting for the new academic year.
According to ‘Our Saint Lucia‘, the education official made it clear that she will protect no one who violates a child.
“She acknowledged that the inappropriate behavior from both male and female teachers not only hinders the work being done by the ministry to further develop the sector, but ultimately negatively affects the lives of the affected children,” the publication reported.
Charles called on district education officers present to play their part in helping the Division of Education to ‘stamp out this scourge’.