Education Minister Fayval Williams says the Ministry has no immediate plans to take legal actions against negligent parents, whose children are constantly missing classes.

According to a Gleaner article last month, the government was considering legal action against negligent parents and guardians in a bid to return some 27-thousand so called missing students back to the classroom.

The Gleaner was referencing an interview with Acting Director of the Education Ministry’s Safety and Security Unit, Richard Troupe.

Critics of the plan , includes Opposition Spokesman on Education and Training, Dr Angela Brown Burke, who’s argued that social intervention measures should precede any legal action against negligent parents.

But Minister Williams says there’s still a lot the Ministry can do to address the issue.

She says there’s need to re-socialise the children.

Fayval Williams, Education Minister.