ALGIERS-The National Education Minister Nouria Benghebrit said Thursday in Algiers the strategy to violence in schools, which would be presented by her ministry on Wednesday, was based on the pedagogical and legal aspects.
In a response to a question of a senator of the Council of the Nation (Upper House) on school dropout, the minister stressed this issue was intrinsic to the student, saying solutions to this problem under this strategy and solutions were mainly based on pedagogical and legal aspects, in addition to the establishment of an environment that encourages students to pursue their schooling.
The strategy "aims to combat violence in schools (inside and outside) to allow students attend schools at least until the age of 16," stated the minister.
The program to fight against school dropout is based on five aspects, particularly deepening researches, affirmed Benghebrit who announced a joint working group (the National Watchdog for Education and Training, the National Institute for Research on Education and the Central Directorate on Assessment and Foresight) was entrusted with conducting a quality research on the phenomenon of school dropout."
As regards the second aspect, Benghebrit explained that it consisted in the fight against grade repetition through addressing the difficulties faced by students, catch-up examinations for students who obtained an average of 9/20 and the development of pre-school and the revision of current programs.