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Education Minister Pleased with Improvement in Student Behaviour at Transport Centre


JIS: Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, is commending the operators of the Half-Way Tree Transport Centre for the efficient and orderly movement of students who use the facility.


He said he is impressed with the overall improvement in the behaviour of the students, noting that there is no loitering.


“I am very happy on all counts. I am very appreciative for the work here and the progress,” he added.


Minister Reid was speaking to reporters following a tour of the transport centre on September 20, to assess the quality of service being provided to students.


He said the measures implemented to improve student discipline have improved conduct among all users of the facility.


“This provides a good platform for me to launch our Values and Attitude programme to instil greater discipline right across the society, in public spaces, and how we relate to each other. The school system must lead this way,” he contended.


Meanwhile, Senator Reid said consideration is being given to setting up a study area at the centre “so that we can have very productive schoolwork happening”.


Regarding plans to install a closed-circuit television (CCTV) system that links the transport centre with various high schools in the Corporate Area, he informed that the facility will be operational by the next school year.


“It will provide better monitoring of the students and the users of the centre and ensure that good discipline is taking place in this public space,” Minister Reid said.


CAPTION: Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid (left), interacts with students at the Half-Way Tree Transport Centre, while on a tour of the facility on September 20. Also pictured (from 2nd left) are Administrative and Technical Operations Manager at Port Authority Management Services Limited, Laurel Robinson; and Vice President for Business Development, Edmond Marsh.