More scholarships for counselling courses available: AG
March 8, 2019 12:35 pm
Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum
More scholarships for counselling courses is now available.
This comes as Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum highlighted the shortage of counselors in schools around the country.
During a live Facebook consultation for the 2019/2020 national budget – Utiko Nabunobuno raised his concern on the behavioral changes of students.
Nabunobuno told the AG that this is an issue in the school system as corporal punishment has been removed due to international conventions.
He recommended that the Education Ministry employ Professional Counsellors.
Agreeing to this, Sayed-Khaiyum says there is a shortage of counselors in schools to perform counselling for students and corporal punishment was abolished for a reason.
He also urged parents and guardians to provide proper advice to their children.