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MANICKCHAND HINTS AT REVIEWING GUIDELINES FOR CORPORAL PUNISHMENT IN SCHOOLS

Education Minister Priya Manickchand says there is no need to discipline children in schools by hitting them and hinted at a review the guidelines for corporal punishment in the school system. Manickchand, while speaking to the News Room on Tuesday, acknowledged that there were breaches of the Ministry of Educationā€™s guidelines for disciplining children. Based on guidelines, corporal punishment in schools must only be administered by the head teacher, deputy or designated senior mistress or master. The Education Minister, however, believes that physical punishment for children should be eliminated from schools.

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