The who is also an expert in psychology

The Parent Action Group for
Education (PAGE) agrees with the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam),
which has expressed concern with the planned amendment to the Education (School
Discipline) Regulations 1959, that includes corporal punishment as a method to
tackle discpline issues.

 

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Can harm the student

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Can be form of abuse

Ø  caning
could scar children emotionally for life

Ø  Mohamed
Fadzil, who is also an expert in psychology and counselling, said although
caning served as a disciplinary tool, guidelines should be formulated to ensure
fairness for all the parties concerned.

Ø  According
to the National Defence University of Malaysia Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Student
Affairs and Alumni), Asso Prof Dr Mohamed Fadzil Che Din, Caning is allowed in
Islam to educate and discipline children, but psychologically, caning can lead
to emotional and physical distress if it is abused.

Ø  Parent
Action Group for Education Malaysia (Page) chairman, Datin Noor Azimah Abdul
Rahim, said Page supports Unicef’s call.

Ø  “Even if it
is merely to scare a child, caning is considered inhumane. It is a form of
psychological bullying,” she said

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Lower the students will to study more

 

 

Theodora anak Christopher Banyi

S44247

Students should
not be canned at school

Hello everyone. Back to
the times when we were still in primary or secondary school. I’m sure we all
have been punished by the teachers using a cane if we do something wrong such
as being too noisy or even forgot to submit our homework. Some teachers feels
that such punishment needs to be used to form a good discipline in the students
so that they will not repeat the mistake again. However, I strongly believe
that using canning should not be used as a form of punishment for students.
There are three good reasons to support my opinion. It can harm the students,
it can be a form of abuse and also can lower the students will to study more.

First, let’s consider
the painess it will bring to the students. Sometimes, the teachers can be too
emotional when they can the students especially when the teachers are under
stress due to the problems that are completely unrelated to the students at all.
When they are affected by their own personal problem, they can bring harmness
to the student. This was shown by a case back in July 2017 when a media
reported that a student in Chinese primary school were canned 12 times just
because she was accused of late in paying her for parent-teacher association’s
fee. Why should such punishment be executed when the problem are beyond the
student’s power? Mohamed Fadzil, who is also an expert in psychology and
counselling, said although caning served as a disciplinary tool, guidelines
should be formulated to ensure fairness for all the parties concerned.

Now let’s think about
the punishment in form of abusement. According to the National Defence
University of Malaysia Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Student Affairs and Alumni),
Asso Prof Dr Mohamed Fadzil Che Din, Caning is allowed in Islam to teach and form
discipline in children, but psychologically, it can lead to emotional and
physical distress. Just as I mentioned before, when the teachers are affected
by their own personal problem, they can lash out their stress and angriness
towards the student without they even realized it. And when they realized it,
the students may be already be in too much pain. Some cases in Malaysia already
reported that some students was submitted to the hospital for treatment after
they were can by their teacher. Such action can be considered as a form of
abuse or even bullying. Parent Action Group for Education Malaysia (Page)
chairman, Datin Noor Azimah Abdul Rahim, said Page supports Unicef’s call.”Even
if it is merely to scare a child, caning is considered inhumane. It is a form
of psychological bullying,” she said.

Finally, a third reason
to support my opinion is that caning can lower the student’s will to study. After
they were punish, this can make the students to be embarrassed especially if
they were can in front of their friends. This is because their student will
teased them afterwards. This can lower their spirits to study more especially
if they were punish for the problem that they were not guilty of. Caning also can
scars children emotionally for life. They can be traumatized especially if they
were beaten too much with the can. Some students can also be under stress and
hence, stop coming to school as they feel like school can no longer provide a
safe environment for them.

In closing, I hope I’ve
shown you why students should not be can in school. As you have heard today,
caning can harm the students, be an abusement to the children and also bring
down the student’s spirit to study. I strongly urge you to carefully think
about this and consider my argument for a better future of our next generation.
Thank you.