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Independent Senator Hints at Mandatory Service Programme for TnT Youths

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Book Launch "Children In The Back Row

Dr. Lennox Bernard, UWI Lecturer, Independent Senator announced at a recent book launch that recommendations will soon be presented to parliament to implement a Trinidad and Tobago Youth programme with a mandatoryservice learning element.
He predicts that this recommendation will be met with some resistance but it must be an essential part of a solution to our nation’s increasing crime rate.
Dr. Bernard was the featured speaker at a book launching of “The Voice of the Children in the Back Row” hosted at NALIS a couple of weeks ago. 
The book authored by Kathleen Robinson, a veteran educator who currently lectures at UTT, provides an exploratory narrative of four fictional students.The background is in a native Caribbean setting that is representative of any of the islands.
It allows the readers to see from the eyes of a teacher the reasons why a child would choose to sit in the back row. It mingles non-fiction with the actual reality.Unintenti…