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Teachers and stakeholders speak out against No-repetition and automatic promotion policy

Teachers and other stakeholders in the Public Education System did not hold back their views on the issue of no-repetition and automatic promotion policy adopted by the Ministry.

At a consultation today at the Queen College auditorium, the teachers pleaded with the Ministry to revert to the old system.

Technical Advisor and Head of School Boards, Melcita Bovell, said, that failure is everybody’s business and a student-centered approach to teaching and learning is needed. She said, identifying what are some of the root causes of failures will help to correct the flaws in the system.

Some teachers believe that in order for the system to work they need to put their hands and heads together.

The Ministry of Education has been consulting with teachers and parents across the country to garner their inputs on the topics of corporal punishment in schools and non-repetition and automatic promotion policy.

However, while  the Ministry has not yet taken a stand on the issue of corporal punishment, it has put in place measures in the Ministry of Education’s guidelines for the Maintenance of Order and Discipline in schools.

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