Minister Dimitri Shashkini met resource officers and summarized the activities of Office of Resource Officers. High discipline, fewer cases of school misbehavior, high level of class attendance are among the achievements of the activities of the resource officers at schools. The Minister thanked the resource officers on successfully performing their duties and emphasized that the Ministry is committed to enhance their professional development.
Novelties introduced in the operation of the office of resource officers were also discussed during the meeting. School resource officers have been taking various professional courses during the summer, for example, they have taken up training in English and Computer as well as in Psychology. At the same time, the resource officers have been trained in professional ethics. They had opportunity to take up academic writing course and the course in relation with the children with special educational needs.
Some of the school resource officers have been trained as rescue officers in order to more efficiently protect safety at schools. They learnt how to act in case of radiation, chemical and biological pollution and how to avoid water threats and assist people with first medical aid. Thus, resource officers will be able to help school staff in any emergency situation including car accident, fire, earthquake, inundation, landslide etc.
From the new academic year, all resource officers will draft the report on school misbehavior electronically.