The National, Friday 31st May 2013
Police and education authorities in East New Britain will come down hard on any form of violence at the inter-school carnival which ends today at the St Peter Channel College.
Provincial education adviser Sioni Faiva issued the warning as all high and secondary schools in the province competed in the athletics carnival after a two-year ban.
Faiva said assurance had been given by head teachers and principals of a number of schools to handle the situation.
Faiva said school fights were inevitable during such events and could only be controlled based on three things.
“One is teachers must be role models, two is strict coordination and control by teachers and three teachers must be on the spot to supervise,” Faiva said.
He said that teachers must be able to practise what they preached to students.