Teacher puts ad in paper to say sorry for caning pupil

A TEACHER placed an apology notice in the China Press for three days to say sorry for punishing a Year One pupil, Chinese dailies reported.

In the notice, the teacher known as Miss Loh apologised to the student and her mother for caning the girl, which left seven welts on her.

Loh also said that she would bear the medical cost if there was any proven future injury suffered by the child caused by the caning.

The notice caused a stir, especially among those in the education sector, after it was published on Tuesday.

The reaction was mixed, with some slamming the teacher for caning the girl and others criticising the child’s parents.

When contacted, the teacher said she had reached an agreement with the student’s family to settle the case by placing the notice, and declined to comment further.

Loh is a tuition teacher in Johor Baru, according to China Press.

Asked for comment, United Chinese School Teachers’ Asso­ciation (Jiao Zong) chairman Ong Chiow Chuen said it was not pro-per to ask a teacher to place an apology notice, Guang Ming Daily reported.

Ong said he had no details of the case but said parents could complain to headmasters or the education department if they disagreed with punishment by teachers.

Source : The Star