The Secretary for Education Dr Micheal Tapo has condemned school fighting in the country. He said the continuos fighting in schools around the country is getting out of hand and this is a cause for concern for the national and provincial education authorities.
Dr Tapo said all deciplinary causes should be dealt with by the school governing bodies and if the school governing bodies cannot handle the issue then they should be replaced.
“School administrations must establish a good working relationship with different authorities in the provinces and communities to minimize the deciplinary problems going on in school especially school fights,” Dr Tapo said
Lae city has been a haven for school fights which number of arrests have been made and one dead student recorded so far. He said students who continue to be involved in school fights are jeopardizing their future.
He said schools and parents and citizens, school authorities and school boards need to put their heads together to come up with ways to stop school fights.
“School behavior management is more than just school rules, codes of conduct, punishments and counselling. It also involves effective classroom management, a safe working environment, praise and rewards, clear communication, participation by all stakeholders, life skills training,sharing best practice, assertive discipline good planning and well trained and well supported professional teachers.”
Dr Tapo said effective behavior management is a whole school approach and reduces the potential for poor and anti-social behavior to occur by developing the social, emotional and behavioral skills of students.
“Schools and teachers have to rise to the difficult challenge of today’s changing world and the increasing demand for quality education,’’ he said.
Dr Tapo has called on all students to reflect on their academic performance and behavior so far this year and make some positive improvements to help them excel in their studies and also become successful in their future endeavours.
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