STUDENTS COUNCIL BACKS GOV. ON CORPORAL PUNISHMENT ISSUE

The Saint Lucia National Students’ Council (NSC) has thrown its support behind government’s decision to end corporal punishment at local schools. The organization says it condemns violence in any form, including corporal punishment.

President of the Saint Lucia National Students’ Council Miss Desray Desir says the organization supports government’s decision wholeheartedly.

The NSC president says it is imperative that the welfare of students remain a priority at the learning institutions on the island. She says there are alternative forms of discipline which can be enforced

Opponents of the move say the abolishment of corporal punishment may be seen by some students as a greenlight to engage in wrong doing.

According to Miss Desir, while the practice will be abolished in schools, it can still be applied in the home.

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