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Education Ministry to Replace 30% of Security Cameras in Schools

The Ministry of Education and Youth has started the process of replacing 30 per cent of security cameras within schools.

Portfolio Minister, Hon. Fayval Williams, made the disclosure during her contribution to the 2024/25 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives, on May 8.

Based on a recent survey, 154 schools have installed a total of 1,955 cameras.

“Cameras are deployed in schools to help us detect and deter. We have started to replace approximately 30 per cent of them, so we have better technology,” Mrs. Williams said.

“We have embarked on a significant procurement of cameras in order to outfit all our schools with CCTV (closed-circuit television) cameras. We should be able to put out the tender by the first term of the next school year,” she added.

Mrs. Williams also noted that the Ministry is committed to continue taking proactive measures to prevent violence, respond effectively to incidents and support those affected.