Latest: News

Principals renew call for social workers in schools

Published: Tuesday December 4, 2012 | 1:03 pm with audio | Comments 0

Monigue Grange, Assistant News Editor
the Gleaner/Power 106 News Centre

President of the Jamaica Association of Principals of Secondary High Schools, Sharon Reid is renewing calls for social workers to be assigned to schools, to assist administrators in dealing with students who portray delinquent behaviour.

The call is being made in relation to police reports which indicate that more than 600 weapons have been taken from students since January.

Reid noted that while resources are limited in the educational sector more focus should be placed on the emotional and social needs of children.

She pointed out that the Half-Way Tree Transportation Centre is also another major problem as students often congregate there and participate in illicit behaviour.

The school principal says proper measures must be implemented to supervise and monitor students at that facility.

Reid said there also needs to be a structured disciplinary system to be used in all schools to help curb deviant behaviour.

Like our new Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/gleanerjamaica

Follow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/JamaicaGleaner

radio@gleanerjm.com

Listen to Audio clip
Sharon Reid, President of the Association of Principals of Secondary High Schools.
Share |

The comments on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of The Gleaner.
The Gleaner reserves the right not to publish comments that may be deemed libelous, derogatory or indecent. Please keep comments short and precise. A maximum of 8 sentences should be the target. Longer responses/comments should be sent to "Letters of the Editor" using the feedback form provided.
blog comments powered by Disqus
Videos

Top Jobs

View all Jobs