I am disappointed to read so many negative comments being made against Minister of Education Anthony Garcia. It is my view some writers are deliberately trying to create the impression that Mr Garcia is advocating it is alright for pupils to fight in schools. However, this is far from the truth because from the time Mr Garcia was appointed minister of education, his message has always been indiscipline in schools would not be tolerated.
I remember one of the very first incidents that was highlighted in the media where pupils from a Chaguanas secondary school were seen, on a social media video, fighting. These pupils were removed from the school environment and sent to a learning enhancement centre in Couva for intervention and counselling.