Severe punishments for taking private tuitions in Oman

Severe punishments for taking private tuitions in Oman

Muscat - The education advisor demanded a compliance report from the principals by September 10, 2018.



By Web Report

Published: Tue 4 Sep 2018, 9:16 AM

Last updated: Tue 4 Sep 2018, 11:35 AM

Teachers of Indian schools in Oman have been warned against engaging in private tutoring of students and will be dealt with severely if caught.
In a letter to principals of Indian schools in Oman, education advisor M P Vinoba, said private tutoring tarnishes reputation of Indian schools as it is illegal both in Oman and India. He urged principals to crack down on such teachers and shut down any private tuition right from kindergarten to class XII run by the teachers of their schools including physical education, fine arts, dance, music etc.
"The board of directors has taken a serious view of this issue since any violation of the law by the teachers of Indian schools will not only affect the reputation of the Indian school system, but also put the administration in an embarrassing situation in front of the authorities," Times of Oman quoted excerpt from the letter.
Vinoba also demanded a compliance report from the principals by September 10, 2018, and wrote that teachers engaged in private tutoring showed bias towards the students who attended the said classes, as alleged by the parents. Also, the law of the land in the Sultanate made it illegal to have tuition centers at home, as it involves the safety of children.
He added, "As teachers of any institution, it is morally and ethically unbecoming of a teacher if that individual provides individual attention to his/her own school students through remuneration-based private tuition or private teaching activities."

Moreover, as per Rule 39 of Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) affiliation bylaws, no teacher in schools affiliated to CBSE should engage in private tuition or private teaching activities and section 28 of Right To Education Act 2009 (India) also prohibits teachers from engaging in such activity, he said.


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