While schools in Lae have drawn attention tothe issue, a small discussion panel gthered on FM100’s Talk Back Show this morning to discuss more onthe issue of school violence.
Amongstthe important ideas discussed, discipline in children and responsible parenting were mentioned as key factors in stopping violence in schools.
School Violence, overthe past three months, has been a major challenge to education in PNG
While Morobe Province has recorded three deaths in regard to school violence overthe last 2 years, it’s still an ongoing issue that hasn’t been solved.
Moreover, ther issues amongst students’in schools are onthe rise, such as cult practice, teenage pregnancy,the abuse of mobile phones, bullying and consumption of marijuana and homebrew.
This morning, a small discussion panel gthered with FM100 Talk Back Show Host Roger Hau’ofa to discussthe issues faced in schools.
Carr Memorial Adventist School Chairman, Andrew Solomon, when giving his insights tothe issue, told EM TV News that parents must take responsibility for their children.
Meanwhile, Chairman of Ororo Primary School, Philip Vaki, said schools throughouPNG must take a stand to ensurethere is discipline.
While public opinion may say it is police responsibility to maintain peace within schools,Inspector David Kuamara says therwise.
Nowthe responsibility lies with parents to disciplinetheir children at home beforethey are sent to school.