KUALA LUMPUR (Nov 23): The Education Ministry (MOE) has never issued any table or circular on the forms of prohibited punishments in schools which had gone viral on social media.
In a statement, the ministry said that the disciplinary management procedures were based on the guidelines and professional circulars, namely the Education (School Discipline) Regulations 1959 and Circular 8/1983: Imposing Ordinary Punishment on Students Who Commit Misconduct Not Stated in Education Rules.
Also, Circular 7/1995: Procedures for Imposing Actions and Punishments Against Students; Circular 10/2001: All Teachers are Disciplinary Teachers; Circular 7/2003: Power of Teachers to Cane Students; and Circular 7/2011: Implementation of Standard Operating Procedures 1:3:7 Reporting and Actions to Address Disciplinary Issues.
The statement was issued in response to an article published on a media portal on Nov 21, 2021, claiming that teachers who nag or criticise students will be punished. – Bernama