The Ministry of Education will be implementing a policy to tackle various forms of ‘anti-social misbehaviour’ displayed by local students.
Education Minister Dr Natalio Wheatly made that statement following the release of a video showing a group of uniformed female students from a prominent local secondary school smoking an unknown substance in an unidentified bathroom.
Dr Natalio Wheatley said he was aware of the incident whose video has been circulating heavily on social media locally.
“I am having the matter investigated,” said Dr Wheatley, who noted that the students in the video have already been disciplined.
“I’m certainly concerned; not just about that behaviour displayed in the video, but lots of other incidents that we’ve been discussing within the ministry and within the administration of the schools. We will soon be rolling out an action plan to deal with various forms of anti-social misbehaviour,” Dr Wheatley told BVI News on Wednesday.
Just last month, the education minister said a zero-tolerance approach would be taken towards negative behaviour displayed by students and that his ministry would be making amendments to the Education Act to clamp down on such activities.
And after a number of videos of student fights began making rounds on social media locally, Dr Wheatley also said his ministry would be reviewing the legislation that governs the territory’s cyber activity.
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