'Even caning for male students, only two areas are allowed, on the palm of the hand or the buttocks and only the head master or school principal has the authority to do so,' the deputy minister said.
In the short video clip that was shared on social media, the student's mother can be heard berating the teacher for caning the girl and leaving her with bruises and welts for a name-calling misdemeanour.
He recommends 'checked caning
' that will instil pain in the child but not lead to injuries.
The people advocating a return of caning
and other forms of physical punishment in our schools argue that they were physically punished and they turned out alright.
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News of the women's caning
sparked public outrage, with lawyers and rights groups on Thursday blaming the government for allowing it.
"I am now satisfied that the caning
can be carried out by the department if the court decides to proceed and enforce the sentence," the Star Online quoted him, as saying.
Former teacher MARY PARKINSON, wife of TV presenter Michael, said: "I agree with punishment, but caning
The June canings
were also the first since the province implemented Islamic law in 2001.