Bad behaviour – of the aggressive type and otherwise – by parents on school compounds is becoming a major problem, and the National Council of Parent-Teacher Associations (NCPTA) head is calling for greater security at primary schools as a matter of urgency.
While the focus recently has been on the indiscipline and deviant behaviour of children in and out of school, NCPTA president Rhonda Blackman told the SUNDAY SUN yesterday there had also been several instances of parents going to schools and verbally attacking teachers who reprimand their children.
She said while the parents were not necessarily physically aggressive, the situation needed to be nipped in the bud. Blackman said her organization would soon be making representation to the Ministry of Education for a much needed security boost.
“There are too many primary schools without security guards and correcting this is really something that we will lobby for because it is one of our major concerns right now,” she said.
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