Majority agree that parents should allow children to protest

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Pie Chart[www.inewsguyana.com]Following a poll conducted by iNews, 60 percent of persons voted in favour of parents allowing their children to be involved in protest action in and around their schools.

Thirty nine percent were not in agreement; while a mere one percent was undecided. Since the commencement of the new school term in Guyana, a number of protest actions were staged at various schools across the country with the involvement of children during school hours.

The government was highly critical of this practice and the Education Ministry threatened to take action against those parents who allow their children to protest during school hours.

 Students of the Thomas Moore Primary school protest during school hours. [iNews' Photo]
Students of the Thomas Moore Primary school protest during school hours. [iNews’ Photo]
As the debate on this issue continues, there are varying views. Some persons believe that children have rights under the United Nations Convention and that protesting is a form of demand, while others are of the view that children should not have to bear the burden of protesting since it is their parents, as guardians, that have the solemn oath of mantling any issues affecting their children.

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