JIJEL (Algeria)- Measures will be taken to fight violence in schools said, in Jijel, the minister of Education Nouria Benghabrit.
In a press conference held on the sidelines of the second day of her working visit to this province, the minister said that these measures will focus on introducing changes to schools’ internal regulations and the content of some courses, as well as the organization of awareness campaigns in addition to coordination with parent-teacher associations.
Benghabrit underlined, in this regard, the conventions signed until now by her department with the General Directorate of National Police and the Ministry of National Defence to stop violence in schools.
“During their teenage years, kids have needs and they want to express themselves, hence the need to give them, within schools, the possibility to participate as class representatives, among other things,” added the minister, “which will allow them to improve their academic achievements and establish a relaxed setting.”
She also pointed out the creation of a committee that works, with social partners, to develop a national strategy to fight against violence.
The minister also called on employees of the Education sector to demonstrate a sense of responsibility in order to avoid strikes and ensure the continuity of courses,” particularly for students
In this regard, she ensured that “teachers have the right to express their positions but must act wisely taking into account students’ interests.”