MOE, Singapore school discipline needs tightening up
The soft approach towards school discipline by MOE (much favoured by westerners and some locals) has resulted in the appalling state of discipline in our schools.
With many teacher friends in Singapore schools, I have no shortage of stories to share with you.
- setting fire to the toilet (2 cases)
- tampering with the school security system
- smoking in the toilet (widespread)
- gambling outside the school
- challenging teachers to a fight
- insulting and belittling teachers openly
- refusal to comply with orders
- destroying school property
- quarrelling with another classmate during lesson time
- using mobile phones during lesson time
- persistent disruptions of lesson
- challenging the discipline master
- damaging and stealing equipment especially in computer rooms
Under such stressful working environment, I admire our teachers for their long-suffering patience and stoicism. But sadly for some, after teetering on the edge for years, they quit the rather than put up with the daily abuse. The loss is to the Singapore Education system.
A return to old-fashioned discipline could restore some semblance of order and discipline in Singapore schools.
Still not convinced? Speak privately to Singapore school teachers then.
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