Education zone gives clean chit to teacher

Education zone gives clean chit to teacher

Ajman - Claim of assault on Ajman student found false.



By Afkar Abdullah

Published: Mon 15 Feb 2016, 4:21 PM

Last updated: Tue 16 Feb 2016, 1:02 PM

The Ajman Education Zone has denied allegations of a parent who accused teachers of a public school of assaulting her son frequently.
Ali Hassan, Director of Ajman Education Zone said physical abuse and verbal insult against students are not allowed and accepted in schools. The education zone and Ministry of interior would not tolerate teachers who commit this kind of act.

 Mother's claims
Khaleej Times had on February 13 reported about a mother's complaint to the Ajman Education Zone, where the woman claimed that her son's teachers repeatedly beat her son. She said she had filed several complaints to the school management, but in vain. She claimed she saw footages of her son being beaten. "I could not watch the rest of the video, as it hurt to see my son being beaten up so ruthlessly," she had said.
Director of Ajman Educational Zone, Ali Hassan, had then said they had received a 'verbal complaint' from the student's guardian and that a fact-finding committee would visit the school on Sunday.
Read here: Teachers beat my son, says mum
He explained that the zone received complaints from the parent about teachers at the school assaulting the student frequently and the school management not taking action against them.
Following the complaint, an investigation committee was formed to visit the school and investigate the case.
The allegations were proven false after checking the camera footage and questioning other students. It was found that the student was never exposed to assault.
According to the education zone, the teacher who was blamed by the parent is well respected by his students.
The school provides education for 500 students, and none of the parents have lodged complaints against its teachers.
Hassan stressed that schools must follow all education guidances while instructing students to improve their behaviour.
Physical and verbal abuse can create a negative impact on students who, in turn, will hate schools and education. afkarali@khaleejtimes.com

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