President of the National Parent Teachers’ Association, NPTAJ, Stewart Jacobs, says the body would support a policy where students expelled from secondary schools are sent to a military-style academy.

The policy, which has been implemented in Trinidad and Tobago, is being considered by the Fayval Williams-led education ministry.

The policy suggestion has attracted attention in recent days following a string of violent incidents involving students. The most recent encounter saw a female teacher at Spot Valley High being slapped in the face repeatedly by a female student whom she had reprimanded.

Mr. Jacobs says troubled students need the kind of rounded intervention that a quasi-military academy would be able to provide.

Stewart Jacobs, President of the National Parent Teachers’ Association. He was speaking on Nationwide This Morning on Thursday.