Principal being probed for assaulting student
Tuesday, 06 December 2011 04:54
DOHA: The Supreme Education Council (SEC) has begun investigation into the case of a student who was allegedly assaulted by the school principal with a sharpened pencil, following a brawl he had with another student.
The Council, however, fell short of taking any immediate action against the principal accused of the assault, with the case now being referred to the Public Prosecution.
In a statement issued yesterday, the SEC said that an investigation was being held on the incident and the required procedures had been adopted.
A circular has been issued to all schools asking them to keep away from using corporal punishment as a means of disciplining students. This practice remains banned in Qatar and anyone who violates this rule will face severe punishment, warned the SEC.
The offender could face termination of his services or he/she could be banned from working in any school in Qatar, depending on the severity of the offence, said the statement.
“The Supreme Education Council is deeply concerned about this regrettable incident. An Investigation has been done and required procedures have been adopted.,” said the statement.
Representatives from SEC’s Education Authority met the father of the child to know about the condition of the boy and the damage caused by the incident.
“The SEC denounces the behaviour of the principal which is inconsistent with the policy approved by the Council and a circular has been sent to all schools explaining this policy,” said the statement.
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