Principal of St George Secondary School, Dennis Browne, said that as an alternative to corporal punishment, weed whackers should be provided for the use of delinquent students. (Picture by Jameel Springer.)
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One secondary school plans to spare the rod, but it has no intentions of spoiling the child.
Principal of St George Secondary School, Dennis Browne, said that instead of cutting the children’s backsides, he preferred to discipline them by having them cutting the grass, beautifying the school and using vocational options.
His comments came just after acting Chief Education Officer Joy Adamson, in addressing the Constant, St George school’s Founders’ Day service yesterday, said the Ministry of Education was continuing its push towards alternatives to the strap and bamboo punishment.
Browne said that at a recent meeting of the school’s board, he had asked if they could be supplied with four or five weed whackers. (TG)
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