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Haiti: Interim-Mayor of Petion-Ville bans students from parks during school hours

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - The interim-Mayor of Petion-Ville released a notice said to aim at ending truancy, the intentional absence from school, of students by banning access for them at public parks in her district between school hours.

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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - The interim-Mayor of Petion-Ville released a notice said to aim at ending truancy, the intentional absence from school, of students by banning access for them at public parks in her district between school hours.

The interim-Mayor Yvanca Jolicoeur Brutus, appointed by Michel Martelly in Spring 2012 wrote in a notice made public on Thursday, May 24:

From the publication of this notice, access to Places Saint-Pierre and Boyer is formally forbidden for school children and students of primary and secondary schools, both private and public, in the hours of classes from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.

This measure aims to prevent and combat a situation of negative deviation manifests in some young people who engage in truancy, rather than being present in their classrooms.

These young people, that are present in public places with the uniform of their schools project a negative image of these schools, this is why the Mayor of Petion-ville requests, also the accompaniment of those responsible of these institutions to prevent such excesses in the future.

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