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New Straits Times, Kuala Lumpur, 4 August 2006
After 50 years, a new way to tighten school discipline
By Koh Lay Chin
PUTRAJAYA: For the first time in nearly
half a century, the way five million schoolchildren are to be
disciplined is going to change. And in keeping with the times,
caning and suspension will be decided by a disciplinary
committee, instead of just the headmaster.
Under changes to the Education Rules (School Discipline), disciplinary committees have to be set up in all 10,000 schools in the country. Headmasters and teachers will sit on the committee.
Deputy Education Minister Datuk Hon Choon Kim said: "They will be given licence to tighten discipline based on the regulations we have set.
"We have issued guidelines in the past but this is a step to
consolidate all our efforts when it comes to discipline."
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