Ministry of Education Executive Director Sanet Steenkamp has said that the National Safe Schools Framework should be strengthened in all schools across the country to ensure the prevention of systematic bullying and violence in schools. Nampa reports that Steenkamp’s statement follows the stabbing of a 15-year-old learner at the St Joseph’s Primary School hostel in Rehoboth, allegedly by a 13-year-old learner, on Tuesday. Speaking to Future Media News, Steenkamp explained that the learner was a special needs pupil. The National Safe Schools Framework was developed to provide practical guidance to schools and school stakeholders on how to systematically improve standards of school safety and how to develop a culture of care in Namibian schools.