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Posted On: 6 October 2010 03:00 pm
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:10 pm

No expulsion from class, schools told

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The Supreme Education Council (SEC) has issued a strict warning to Independent schools against dismissing or expelling students from classes as a form of punishment and in a manner that could risk their safety. Terminating students without official approval and suspending them from classes for more than three days involve serious breach of rules, the SEC said in a circular issued to the schools recently. No student can be denied entry into the school or sent home without the parents being informed. Penalising children by sending them home from classes and thereby putting their safety at risk is also considered as a serious offence. The circular says these offences, which are serious breaches of rules, were committed by some schools last year. Other violations include changing students’ classes without written approval from the Independent Schools’ Office, and dismissing students before reading the dismissal rules. The circular urged school directors to strictly apply the SEC directives related to students’ behaviour, which obliges the students to abide by the schools’ rules, respect their teachers, and honour their society. Abiding by these directives was the only way to achieve Qatar Vision 2030 and accordingly, quality education should be imparted and neglect of students stopped.