Students are urged not to break school rules but to use available channels to seek solutions

Students are challenged not to break school rules, but to use available channels to seek solutions.

Over the years pupils have been kicked out of schools for grooming offences, with parents among them saying the rules are outdated.

Acting Director of Education at the Ministry of Education, Dr. Kasan Troupe encourages children to maximize the educational opportunities available to them.

Dr. Troupe notes that children must play a role in their academic success by taking their school life seriously. This, she explains, cannot be done effectively if children are caught up in disciplinary issues.

In the meantime, Dr Troupe encourages all Jamaicans to be on the lookout for children who are out of school.

These include children who have not returned to the education system, since schools closed in 2020, after COVID-19 entered the country.

Dr Troupe spoke yesterday at the National Child Month church service in Kingston, organized by the National Child Month Committee.

This year, Child Month is observed under the theme “Listen! Children’s voices matter.

Martha K. Merrill