Corporal Punishment To Be Abolished In Schools
In the National Assembly today, the training schools act was amended to delete from the act sections which allowed corporal punishment. The act had not been changed since its implementation over 35 years ago. Trainings schools refer to those correctional facilities that juvenile offenders would be housed at. Home Affairs minister Clement Rohee noted it was time for the change.
Deborah Backer of the opposition PNC reform said the party supports the amendment but noted that the administration should look at other pieces of legislation that may contradict where it really stands on corporal punishment.
Though she threw her support behind the act she noted that even the revised one needed some extra work. Guyana has been making moves to put corporal punishment aside completely.