Toughen school boards, says police


SCHOOLS should establish strong boards to tackle student issues, Deputy Commissioner of Police Operations Jim Andrews says.
“In every school in the country, it must have tough boards with parents and community members as well as the police involved,” he told The National yesterday.
Andrews said incidents such as the killing of a Grade 9 De La Salle student at the back of the 9-Mile cemetery in Port Moresby on Nov 20 could be prevented.
“A number of schools in the city have been facing student issues lately in relation to cults, school fights, alcohol abuse and others that sometimes result in injuries and even deaths,” he said.
Andrews said he was planning to place all station commanders in the city to be part of school boards.
“They can assist schools to deal with such issues,” he said.
Andrews said he would discuss this with the Education Department.
He said this would assist school administrations to prevent or cut down crime and student disciplinary issues.

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