December 11, 2019 at 11:25 am
Press Release: MUT Condemns Act of Aggression on Head of School – proper security highly needed in schools
The MUT condemns the aggression by a parent on a Head of School during the carrying out of her duties. The MUT is informed that the parent reacted violently to a decision by the school not to let the student go on an outing while sick with a medical certificate. The outing had to be cancelled as well as a precaution. The MUT has been in close contact with the head and would like to express its support to all educators at the school. The Union thanks the Police authorities for their immediate action. It will now continue to follow the case accordingly.
The MUT has been saying for years that there needs to be proper security measures in schools to protect educators at their workplace, including the continued presence of a security officer in schools. The MUT also appeals to the government not to ignore anymore the study conducted by the Ministry on security measures in schools especially now that funds have been allocated for this matter but have not been utilised to date. Unless proper action is taken, more preventable incidents like this are bound to continue to happen.