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October 28, 2002

School Violence to be Halved in Five Years

Following a meeting on "basic problems", the Central Education Council of the education ministry has announced a plan to reduce bullying and violence in schools "by half" and "significantly reduce truancy" over the next five years. The ministry said that figures were included in the plan so as make the goal of "improving schools and education easily understood". However schools have already expressed reservations about setting such arbitrary target figures.

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