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No. Corporal Punishment Will Not Return to T&T’s Schools.

No. Corporal Punishment Will Not Return to T&T’s Schools.

The government has no plans to bring back corporal punishment in schools.

Education Minister, Anthony Garcia, indicated this while addressing an awards ceremony for the Secondary Entrance Assessment examinations, recently.

Concerns have been raised about incidents of violence and indiscipline at schools, some of which have been circulating on social media.

However, Minister Garcia said focus is being placed on alternative correctional measures.

In the parliament recently, former Education Minister, Dr. Tim Gopeesingh revealed why the coalition government agreed to stop corporal punishment in schools. He said the move was carried out after the former administration signed on to an international declaration relating to the Rights of the Child.

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