Selangor Journal

Implement special guidelines on caning punishment in tahfiz schools

SHAH ALAM, APRIL 27: Chairman of the National Association of Parents and Teachers (PIBGN), Associate Prof Datuk Mohamad Ali Hasan proposed the implementation of guidelines established at tahfiz schools on caning punishment.
He said this is because the guideline on the issue only involves schools under the Ministry of Education and does not include the supervision of religious department of tahfiz schools.
“I understand there was a practice of caning students in tahfiz schools. It must be implemented in a good way and not causes injury and death, “he said, reported Bernama.
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He was commenting on the case of a tahfiz school’s student in Johor, Mohamad Thaqif Amin Mohd Gaddafi, 11, who died yesterday from injuries after being badly beaten by the assistant warden of the school.
At the same time, Mohamad said the authorities should review the teaching methods of tahfiz schools to see the relevance of caning and replace it with a more appropriate way to discipline students.
Meanwhile, Chairman of the Parent Action Group for Education (PAGE), Datin Noor Azimah Abdul Rahim, also advised schools to review the recruitment procedures by tightening the conditions and do research background of the applicant in advance to avoid the incident to repeat.
“It is not wrong to punish students, but do not harm them so badly and cause death. Why do such things happen?
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“The schools also need to monitor the behaviour of the staff especially hostel wardens and teachers,” she said.
She said the situation is alarming, if it repeated it could cause parents to lost confidence in the institutions of religious schools.
Noor Azimah also wants parents to concern of their children affairs and takes things seriously if they complain any unpleasant situation while in boarding school.
“Do not take apathy if the kids complain even though it doesn’t seem serious to us. For me, the kids will not complain if it does not disturb with their learning,” she said.

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