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Primary school principals – shorter lunch period to tackle indiscipline
Primary school principals have suggested a reduced lunch hour as a way of dealing with indiscipline in schools.
Today the National Primary Schools Principals Association met with the Education Ministry to discuss matters ranging from school violence, to SEA 2018.
According to Association President Cogland Griffith, a proposal was put forward to have the one hour lunch break reduced to 30 minutes.
According to him, this would allow enough time for them to eat, and less extra time for disruptive behaviour.
Audio: Griffith Lunch Hour 19 04 17
He also believes the resultant earlier dismissal of classes, would allow more time for quality extra-curricular activities.
Education Minister Anthony Garcia stressed however that this was simply a suggestion, subject to scrutiny and further discussion.
The suggestion though has caught TTUTA off-guard.
According to its President Lynsley Doodhai, the union was not consulted in any way before this suggestion was taken to the Ministry.
Audio: Doodhai Consult 19 04 17
Mr Doodhai says if TTUTA is asked to participate in further discussions, they will approach it with an open mind, and a clear stance.
April 19th, 2017