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Follow Guidelines in Punishing Students - National Union of the Teaching Profession (NUTP)

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National Union of the Teaching Profession (NUTP) secretary-general Lok Yim Pheng told New Strait Times:
SCHOOLS are told to carry out punishments against students without fear, favour or hesitation, so long as they act in accordance with their disciplinary guidebook.

"There is a guideline in punishing students and the schools' disciplinary teachers as well as school heads must use it." [...]

"Different schools have different sets of problems, so each school's set of guidelines has to be tailored to its disciplinary needs and based on the rules and guidelines set by the Education Ministry," [...]

She said the case in Sungkai, Perak, where a 26-year-old teacher in a vernacular primary school made her two pupils to "act like cows" were uncalled for.

She said the teacher should have consulted the parent-teacher association and the pupils' parents to discuss the matter.

"The children can be punished (for not doing their English homework) but the punishment must be one that could help them improve themselves.

"This is where 'educational punishment' like writing extra essays, could be applied.

"The incident is humiliating for all parties involved. Teachers must be role models to the children, not 'break" them."
One more info about that teacher revealed, 26-year-old. He is most probably a new teacher just graduated from the teaching institution or university. He has a long way to go to learn to be able to enjoy teaching school kids.