BSTU to discuss student attacks on teachers

THE BARBADOS SECONDARY TEACHERS’ UNION (BSTU) has called out all of its members to a mass meeting today to discuss the serious issue of student-on-teacher violence.

And the Ministry of Education will also be meeting with Prime Minister Mia Mottley and other stakeholders on Saturday to discuss that issue as well as many more school-related matters.

Yesterday, the Ministry of Education announced that all schools would be closed at 1 p.m. today to facilitate the meeting.

The BSTU will be presenting teachers with a protocol on what action they should take should they be threatened, feel threatened or attacked in anyway, when the meeting takes place at the Barbados Workers’ Union headquarters, Solidarity House.

In a memo circulated to members yesterday, the BSTU noted that students’ attacks on teachers had reached “disturbing proportions”.