Education Minister vows to tackle school violence
  • | | November 29, 2018 03:24 PM
 >>  Teacher orders pupils to slap classmate to deliver punishment
Minister of Education and Training Phung Xuan Nha admitted that he was really sad to hear about the case of a local teacher in Quang Binh ordering pupils to slap a classmate 231 times.

Nha on Wednesday had a meeting with locals in Binh Dinh Province. On this occasion, Nha answered many questions related to the education sector, including the National Assembly’s approval of the revised Law on Higher Education. 


Minister Phung Xuan Nha attends a meeting with locals in Binh Dinh Province on November 28

Regarding people’s concerns about increasing school violence, particularly the most recent case in Quang Binh Province, Nha said that such behaviour violated the teaching code of ethics.

Teacher Nguyen Thi Phuong Thuy from Duy Ninh Secondary School demanded 23 pupils of Class 6.2 to slap their classmate who was claimed to use foul language in class. Doctors said the boy wasn't seriously injured but the incident had traumatised him.

“I’m myself extremely sad to see the case which has severely affected the education sector’s prestige. Teachers with this behaviour need to be removed from the sector as schools must take lead in dealing with violence,” Nha noted. 


Teacher Nguyen Thi Phuong Thuy 

He also admitted that violence has tended to be on the rise at schools, which is a challenge for the education sector.

According to the minister, in May this year, the Ministry of Education and Training issued a directive on improving teachers, including the construction of a programme on code of conduct for teachers between 2018 and 2025.

“Following the incident in Quang Binh, the ministry will intensify the fight against school violence by sending instructions to all schools nationwide. The ministry will also conduct surveys to find the real causes of school violence to take appropriate measures,” Nha highlighted.

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