Teacher orders pupils to slap classmate to deliver punishment
  • By My Ha | | November 26, 2018 03:59 PM
The Ministry of Education and Training has asked local authorities in Quang Binh Province to strictly punish a local teacher who ordered 23 pupils to slap a classmate 231 times.

The 11-year-old pupil was admitted to hospital after the order of Nguyen Thi Phuong Thuy, a teacher at Duy Ninh Secondary School, was carried out. The Ministry of Education and Training said this was a violation of the code of ethics for teachers and badly affected the local education sector.


Teacher Nguyen Thi Phuong Thuy

On November 19, Thuy ordered 23 pupils of Class 6.2 to slap Hoang after hearing he used foul language in class. Thuy and the pupils slapped the boy a total 231 times. The boy has been released from hospital. Doctors said he wasn't seriously injured but the incident had traumatised him.

Hoang besides his mother in hospital

Hoang's family said they didn't want to let him stay in Thuy's class anymore.

Thuy is the school's Maths and Technology teacher. She used to work at Hai Ninh Secondary School and has just been transferred to Duy Ninh Secondary School a few months ago. She has been suspended for 15 days for investigation.

Thuy admitted that she was wrong. According to Thuy, she was too angry and was under pressure since her class is always ranked in the bottom.

However, Deputy Minister of Education and Training Nguyen Thi Nghia said that no matter the reason, it was unacceptable to order pupils to attack a classmate and Thuy must be strictly punished.

Leave your comment on this story