Children MP’s Want Action on Bullying, Corporal Punishment


By Wezi Tjaronda


The second session of the Children’s Parliament has adopted 21 motions which the National Assembly will forward to the relevant offices for consideration.

This year’s sitting which took pace last week tabled 26 motions in all, of which 21 were adopted, four were withdrawn and one rejected. Most of the motions were on education. The discussions of the Children’s Parliament this year were around education, the Millennium Development Goals and the rising cost of living.

The motions on education range from corporal punishment in schools to Grade 10 repeaters, performance of teachers and facilities at schools. The other motions were on crime perpetrated by young people, child labour, services at hospitals, alcohol abuse and protection of the ozone layer.

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