ZERO TOLERANCE

Education Minister Dr. Gale Rigobert has noted an increase in the number of child physical and sexual abuse cases being reported. Dr. Rigobert attributes this increase to a zero tolerance approach by a  team appointed within the Ministry  to tackle this social ill.  She made the comment while addressing School Principals.

Don Nicholas reports

While addressing a group of school principals Education Minister Dr. Gale Rigobert said the Ministry is starting to turn the corner in revamping the education  sector. She says the Ministry is also making headway in addressing physical and sexual abuse of children but there  is still a long way to go. The Minister says more persons are coming forward to report such incidents but  there are still too many unreported cases. Those who fail to report them she says  are just as guilty. The Minister indicated that In the past two years a team with a  zero tolerance approach has  been appointed to deal with the problem

Dr. Gale Rigobert(Education Minister) 00:11:26 the minute – 00:11:47 the perpetrator

Dr. Rigobert also  spoke about the equip project. A  team working under  the project is in Trinidad & Tobago gaining exposure to international best practices that can be adopted here. There are a number of schools down for rehabilitation under the project which  is scheduled to commence shortly.

Dr. Gale Rigobert(Education Minister)00:06:40 think   – 00:07:06 equip project

Dr. Rigobert assured the principals that priority will be given to schools in dire need of  rehabilitation 

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