Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Parents warned: Enrol children in school

Date:

Share post:

KINGSTON – With the start of the new school year a day away, the Office of the Children’s Registry (OCR) is warning parents and guardians that failure to enrol their children in school and ensure that they attend could land them in trouble.The OCR said under the Child Care and Protection Act, this constitutes neglect and could attract a JAM$1 million fine (BDS$22 650), or up to five years in jail, or both.Between January and June this year, the OCR said it had received 85 reports of children not enrolled in school, and 564 reports of students who were enrolled but not attending. (AP)

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Related articles

Public schools reopen next week

Public schools will reopen next week for the final school term of the academic year 2023-2024. Term III, also...

Met Office monitoring dust haze

The Barbados Meteorological Services (BMS) is closely monitoring a large plume of dust haze in the eastern Atlantic today. The...

Jamaican cop killed in the line of duty

KINGSTON – The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), has described as “a very sad moment” the death of police...

Tennis Centre eyeing successive titles

Defending champions Tennis Centre will have the chance to become just the third club to win three successive...