Education Official Supports Intervention Programmes For At Risk Students

The Education Officer for District One, Cyrus Cepal, expressing concern about criminal behaviour by young people in Saint Lucia, has declared that it cannot be just a matter of pushing academics in schools when some are not ready for it because of their upbringing.

“That’s why there is a need for holistic education,” Cepal told reporters Thursday.

“If there is a child who is having difficulties in terms of their social life, in terms of being prone to crime and violence, we need to be able to pull these children out of the normal stream, get them into an intervention programme,” the education official explained.

He asserted that unless this is done in education, after students complete five years of secondary school and are sent out into the society they will then become ‘part of the statistics.’

“It cannot be education or things happening the same way because we understand that children are getting involved in a lot more things – they get exposed to a lot more things,” Cepal observed.

He lauded the Saint Lucia Social Development Fund (SSDF) for the Our Boys Matter programme in which some 100 mentors will be working with troubled young males.

 

3 COMMENTS

  1. I hate when I see supposedly educated persons using the term ‘things’ so generally. “It cannot be education or things happening the same way because we understand that children are getting involved in a lot more things – they get exposed to a lot more things,”. what things are they getting exposed to or involved in? Can’t you phrase your sentence more intelligently than that? Mr Education Officer???

  2. Bible in a Year
    May 16
    New Testament Verse of the Day:
    It’s not important who does the planting, or who does the watering. What’s important is that God makes the seed grow.
    –1 Corinthians 3:7

  3. Yes we would like to see that our youths been taught the good ways from maternel, Prémery and secondary levels! SAVE THE YOUTHS! stop wasting money; spend it on our youths! the leaders of tomorrow.

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