About 1,000 school officials are to benefit from training sessions focused on school safety being offered by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information.
These sessions are being done in keeping with the ministry’s emphasis on engendering a safe and secure culture in Jamaican schools.
The workshops will focus on areas such as human trafficking and its impact on schools and the Office of the Children’s Registry's examination of matters of missing children and the duty to report under the Child Care and Protection Act.
The sessions will also see members of the National Intelligence Bureau of the Jamaica Constabulary Force addressing the matter of gangs and how to identify them.
The Ministry says this is the first tier of training.
It says in a few weeks some 400 youths will be trained under the apprenticeship programme.
The Ministry says these individuals will be assigned to selected schools while undergoing training over a one-year period to support the work of the Deans of Discipline and the School Safety Officers.
CAPTION: Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator Ruel Reid