Ministry of Education Condemns Violent Attack on Teacher at Vere Technical High School

May Pen, Clarendon – Education Minister Fayval Williams has strongly denounced the violent attack on a teacher at Vere Technical High School that occurred earlier this week. Classes at the school have been temporarily suspended following a sit-in protest by teachers in response to police charging a female teacher who was attacked on the school grounds by relatives of a student. Principal Oneil Lewin expressed that teachers are refusing to resume classes until the Ministry of Education conducts a thorough investigation into the matter.

Minister Williams expressed her deep concern over the incident and assured that the Ministry is dedicated to providing support to the affected teacher and enhancing school security measures. A meeting is being arranged with the Ministry, teachers from Vere Technical High School, and members of the Jamaica Teachers’ Association to address the situation and ensure the safety of all staff members.

She emphasized that the Ministry has been actively working on implementing initiatives to combat school violence and has been urging parents, guardians, and community members to play a role in preventing such incidents. Minister Williams conveyed her disappointment in seeing a parent involved in such an act of violence, stressing the importance of collaboration between parents, teachers, students, and community members to tackle school violence effectively.