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for MARCH 01ST, 2016
Criminologist Prof Emeritus
Ramesh Deosaran says a lot of the
current school misery, violence and
delinquency could have been prevent-
ed if action had been duly taken when
the signs and growing evidence were
He was speaking about the recent
acts of violence which have placed the
Chaguanas North Secondary School in
Deosaran said a school, like the edu-
cation system itself, had limits in chang-
ing a community or a society.
"So the extent to which a community
is severely fragmented, criminogenic,
lawless and largely occupied by slack
parenting, to that extent will its school
become vulnerable to such perversi-
"If you look at the nature of many
of the communities surrounding the
Chaguanas North Secondary School
and some others so affected, you will
see the extent to which this commu-
nity-school relationship exists," he
For this reason, he said, inserting
anti-violence and delinquency pro-
grammes in a particular school should
also be firmly accompanied by com-
munity restoration programmes. In
addition, he said, a new type of teacher
was also required for such schools.
Beyond industrial relations issues,
Deosaran said, teachers views from the
ground level upwards needed to be
taken more seriously and attended to
"The extent to which many teachers
have themselves become demoralised
in tackling the problem has also con-
tributed to the apparent increase in
both frequency and seriousness."
Deosaran said the Government must
note that many primary schools were
also becoming infected with increasing
Asked whether boot camps, as sug-
gested by Minister of National Security
Edmund Dillon, was a good idea, he
said there was already an expensive set
of programmes for youths who drifted
away from formal schooling.
Deosaran said first find out what
were the rewards of the boot camp.
"To jump sporadically from pro-
gramme to programme can well be
another policy that wastes taxpayers
"In any case, we are yet to hear the
precise framework, enrolment type and
objectives of this boot camp idea," he
School violence 'a
It was better to now focus on recog-
nising the seriousness of the school
violence and delinquency problem and
perhaps, more seriously, ask instead
why those who had a chance to bring
positive change did not do so, Deosaran
"The entire situation has become
one of saddening monstrosity."
He said the management of student
discipline had to be an inter-connected
system---from teacher, dean, principal,
supervisor, ministry and possibly the
Teaching Service Commission (TSC).
Deosaran said as a former member
of the TSC, there were supervisory and
management breaches at each point in
the system, that even when a dean or
principal sought to act properly, "the
chain becomes as strong as its weakest
As for corporal punishment, he said
as a public policy, it faced a continuing
dilemma; and apart from the philosophy
behind it, the manner in which it was
abruptly disbanded created a special
challenge for teachers.
"The dilemma is that while surveys
show over 80 per cent of teachers sup-
port corporal punishment with appro-
priate controls, both TTUTA and the
previous government do not support
it," he added.
However, he said, the irony was that
a related survey revealed that parents
imposed a higher proportion of corporal
punishment at home than teachers did
at school for similar offences.
Deosaran said global remedies for all
schools and all teachers would no longer
work effectively since, as has been quite
evident for a long time, schools differed from one
another in social characteristics, community con-
ditions and student challenges.
In the present circumstances, he said, the more
strategic approach was to take each affected school,
as a priority, properly measure and then insert an
appropriate set of ameliorative remedies with bench-
marks for improvement.
He said: "Each such selected school should be
evaluated on its own terms---academic output, stu-
dent discipline, leadership and extra-curricular activ-
ities. It is no longer good governance to wait until
a school crisis explodes to rush into action."
Deosaran on indiscipline in schools:
unable to stem violence
Prof Ramesh Deosaran
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