The Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture has assured parents that it will continue to pay for security services, but will reduce the number of guards per school. This comes after parents this week alleged that government schools are not safe, amid various cases of school violence reported over the years, and also expressed concern that buildings and facilities will be vandalized and equipment stolen if left without security guards. Those concerned allege that the ministry has apparently stopped paying for security services for schools. School violence has gained attention in recent years, with the rise of aggressive behavior in schools across Namibia.