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Education Minister Says the Issue of Child Marriage Will be Dealt With In The School System

Education Minister Says the Issue of Child Marriage Will be Dealt With In The School System

Education Minister, Anthony Garcia

Education Minister, Anthony Garcia

The issue of child marriage remains a topic of much contention in Trinidad and Tobago. There have been recent calls for the age of marriage to be increased to the age of sexual consent which is 18.
Speaking on the Power Breakfast show this morning, Education Minister, Anthony Garcia said the student support unit of the secondary school system, is tasked with the responsibility of monitoring student behaviors, including this type of situation.
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The minister assured that the Ministry of Education is also moving to deal with learning disabilities suffered by students within the education system. He highlighted the Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, saying that moves are being made to ensure teachers are equipped to identify the problem.
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The Minister said in the new term the ministry will be outfitting schools with teachers specifically trained in special education.
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Education Minister Anthony Garcia

Meanwhile……

Head of the Victim and Witness Support Unit, Margaret Sampson-Browne in an effort to secure the rights of all victims both male and female, said it is beyond the ordinary for anyone to want to marry a young child.
Speaking with the Power Breakfast show on Power 102.1fm this morning, Sampson-Browne said the initiative of the Unit is to ensure that children from primary school level are able to understand their basic human rights and report on any crime.
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Sampson-Browne giving light on some of the crimes committed said, her unit has been met with cases where children have been solicited by close family and friends.
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Head of the Victim and Witness Support Unit, Margaret Sampson-Browne.

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