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Senior teacher under probe for severely flogging QC students with belt

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…sent on administrative leave

An investigation has been launched into the beating of some 10 students of Queen’s College, Thomas Lands and Camp Road, Georgetown.
According to reports, the incident occurred around 10:15h on Thursday when a senior teacher used the Grade Seven (Form One) students’ belts and severely beat them.
While the reason for the beating was not revealed, <<<Guyana Times>>> was told that the teacher was sent on administrative leave to allow for an investigation into the incident.
When contacted for a comment on the matter, Chief Education Officer (CEO) Saddam Hussain disclosed that the Education Ministry was notified of the incident sometime around 13:00h on Thursday and the matter was being dealt with through the “respective avenues”.
When asked about the physical state of the students, the CEO explained that the extent of injuries was now being examined, given that the students were not attended to by Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) or any health professional after the incident.
“I cannot confirm that they were injured physically, but I am sure that they were injured mentally. I cannot confirm for all the students what part of their body beaten as yet,” the CEO said.
This publication understands that the Chair of Queen’s College School Board will spearhead the inquiry assessment process with a representative of the Guyana Teachers’ Union (GTU).
When asked about this, Hussain said that that was the standard operating procedure which relates to a violation of the corporal punishment guideline.
“We are currently following procedures… the regulation requires that a report has to be prepared within 48 hours and sent to my office,” Hussian added.

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