issues of violence, indiscipline and bullyingDespite a decrease in school violence, recent events unfolding in several schools have once again
compelled The Ministry of Education to revisit solutions to combat such developments.

The Ministry is adopting a no-nonsense approach to issues of violence, indiscipline and bullying, and
school principals are being asked to review existing plans to address and formulate a comprehensive
approach to address these issues.

In a press conference held today at the Ministry of Education’s office in Port of Spain, Education
Minister, Mr. Anthony Garcia, spoke on a range of issues including bullying and a literacy project to
improve reading and writing skills of students.