The National Parent-Teacher Association of Jamaica (NPTAJ) is calling for a meeting to be held on the first business day of next week to address the issue of students loitering in the Half-Way Tree Transportation Centre in St Andrew.
A release from the NPTAJ said the phenomenon of children congregating in bus parks and spending hours inside is not confined to the Half-Way Tree Transportation Centre, but is happening islandwide.
As a result, the NPTAJ said a multifaceted approach is now needed to address the problem before it gets any worse.
The association asked that "a stakeholders meeting be held on Tuesday, October 22, 2013, as a matter of urgency, because the situation demands immediate and sustained attention".
The NPTAJ said it expects representatives from the police force, education ministry, state agencies with responsibility for children, and telecoms companies Digicel and LIME to be in attendance.