Education Ministry taking steps to address breakdown in discipline at Homestead Primary

Fayval Williams
By Kimone Witter 
Education Minister Fayval Williams says priority will be given to fixing infrastructural gaps at Homestead Primary and Infant School in St. Catherine as part of efforts to address a breakdown in discipline.
The school was thrust into the spotlight last year following a protest by teachers against the principal.
Mrs Williams addressed students at the school this morning and later met with teaching staff.
She said improving the infrastructure would help in lifting the mood of students and teachers.
"We can't expect for you to come in to school, into an environment that is not full-hundred and expect for you to perform your best. And so, we have to do more from the Central Ministry on the infrastructure of Homestead Primary and Infant School, so that when you the students, when you the teachers, the management, when you come here, you feel comfortable, you have a comfortable work environment," she said.
The minister added that there will be a meeting with the principal and teachers to "get a full understanding" of the other issues affecting the school with a view to providing support. 
Mrs Williams said she expects behaviour and governance at the school to significantly improve with the appointment of a new board chairman. 

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