Site Search:
 
Get TEFL Certified & Start Your Adventure Today!
Teach English Abroad and Get Paid to see the World!
Job Discussion Forums Forum Index Job Discussion Forums
"The Internet's Meeting Place for ESL/EFL Students and Teachers from Around the World!"
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

Student sues English teacher for missing classes

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Job Discussion Forums Forum Index -> Malaysia
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
nomad soul



Joined: 31 Jan 2010
Posts: 11429
Location: The real world

PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2019 5:44 am    Post subject: Student sues English teacher for missing classes Reply with quote

Malay student sues teacher for missing classes
By Matt Salusbury, EL Gazette | Dec. 2018
http://www.elgazette.com

In the first case of its kind, a former secondary school student in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia is suing her former English language teacher for ‘refusing to teach the English language’ to her, reports the Daily Express.

Court documents filed by the plaintiff, Siti Nafirah Siman, name absent English teacher Mohd Jainal Jamrin, who ‘stopped entering her class’ in February 2015 and was absent for all but a week of the rest of academic year 2015. Siman and classmates then failed their exams, ‘placing their hopes for a bright future in jeopardy’. It is further alleged that Jamrin was instructed by the principal to fabricate his attendance record, and that he at one point ‘refused’ to teach Siman’s class – in breach of regulations.

Malaysian Insight reported that Siman told them in an email that she and her class were intimidated into signing a statement giving a testimonial for their absent teacher. Siman’s statement to the court describes how from March to August 2015, various education officials were repeatedly informed of the English teacher’s absence and visited the school, but no action was taken.

The action seeks costs and damages against the teacher as well as the school principal and district, provincial and national bureaucrats, on the grounds that they are ‘under a duty’ to provide quality education, including English, under the Education Act and the Federal Constitution.

(End of article)
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Job Discussion Forums Forum Index -> Malaysia All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


This page is maintained by the one and only Dave Sperling.
Contact Dave's ESL Cafe
Copyright © 2018 Dave Sperling. All Rights Reserved.

Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2002 phpBB Group

Teaching Jobs in China
Teaching Jobs in China