Focus on bullying
Bullying will be the main item on the agenda of a hastily-summoned education summit today.
Minister of Education Ronald Jones will sit with secondary school principals and other top education officials to discuss the issue which has been plaguing several schools.
The meeting, which takes place at the Ministry of Education’s headquarters at the Elsie Payne Complex, comes amidst an increasing number of cases of bullying, particularly at the secondary level.
Just last week, the MIDWEEK NATION reported two cases where pupils sustained serious injuries and had to seek medical attention.
One of the students developed complications from beatings and had to be hospitalised.
Today’s meeting, at which the chief education officer will be present, is a follow-up to one held last Friday between ministry officials, police and representatives of the Barbados Association of Principals of Public Secondary Schools (BAPPS).