Joel Jack of SSBQ, left, student Keddisha Williams, centre and a teacher at the school.
Joel Jack of SSBQ, left, student Keddisha Williams, centre and a teacher at the school.

Students at the Dr. J. P. Eustace Memorial Secondary School have been urged to resist the abuse and discomfort they are forced to endure while riding many of the minivans to and from school.

Joel Jack, the coordinator of the Secondary School Bible Quiz (SSBQ), pointed out that the excessive noise and sometimes, unwholesome lyrics are a hindrance to their proper functioning in school.

He explained that, not only does the exposure affect their minds but it is also physical abuse as their hearing capacities are being diminished.

The students responded with loud applause when Jack told them to ask the drivers and conductors to turn down the “music”.

Jack visited the school to present the SSBQ prize for September 2013 to Keddisha Williams.

This was the second time that a student of the school had won. The first was Skyla Neverson in October 2010.

Apart from the monthly winners, four annual awards will be presented in December.

The quiz can be accessed at www.ssbq.org.