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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Gangsterism in Schools....

 CANES vs COUNSELLING...

Recent survey in schools in Malaysia shows that there is a big increase in gangsterism in schools. This is not unusual since canning is not allowed anymore. Students tend to be NOT afraid of discipline teachers anymore. What they get is a mere "counselling" session by the school counsellors. There are so many special school counsellors these days in schools. Some schools have as many as three or four counsellors....
This is the new trend in schools.. Students with disciplinary problems are send to counsellors. Counsellors will advice and advice and advice.... So, students get advices and advices and advices... What "brand" of students are we getting today?
You cannot hide facts and figures.... More and more cases are coming up..
Education Ministry, I told you to bring back the CANE before it's too late !!!!

Here's a report in the papers today....

Gangsterism among students doubles

THE number of students involved in gangsterism in secondary schools recorded last year has nearly doubled since 2005, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said.
The Deputy Prime Minister, who is also Education Minister, said 32 students were involved in gangsterism in 2005, compared to 60 last year, with the figure hitting 81 in 2008.
“Gangsterism in school refers to students who commit offences like extortion, threats and beating people up in an organised manner,” he said in a written reply to Chong Eng (DAP-BukitMertajam).
He said the ministry did not just punish the students, but also provided counselling for them.

You see....  again, it's counselling... Just imagine !!  Gangsters are given counselling !!! kah, kah, kah.... They'll do it again...


Here's another report in the papers today:
June 08, 2010 20:10 PM
Counselling First Resort In Tacking Gangsterism In Schools - Muhyiddin
KUALA LUMPUR, June 8 (Bernama) -- The government is making efforts to tackle the problem of gangsterism among students through counselling services, said Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.
Muhyiddin, who is also Education Minister, said only if counselling did not work, harsher methods would be employed.
"Based on reports received by the ministry, 32 secondary school students were involved in gangsterism in 2005 followed by 56 in 2006, 49 (2007), 81 (2008) and 60 (2009)," he said in a written reply to Chong Eng (DAP-Bukit Mertajam) in the Dewan Rakyat Tuesday.
Muhyiddin said the definition of gangsterism in schools referred to students engaging in criminal activities like extortion, intimidation, beating others and other pre-meditated crimes.
As for primary schools, similar activities were classified as mischief and were normally resolved internally involving the parents, Parent-Teacher Association and the school's management, he said.
Other steps being taken, Muhyiddin said, were getting the police to forge closer relations with schools through the school relations officers programme and community involvement.
The ministry also encouraged the setting up of crime prevention clubs (CPCs) with the cooperation of the Malaysian Crime Prevention Foundation, he said, adding that till last year, a total of 7,046 CPCs had been set up, 1972 in secondary schools and 5,074 in primary schools.
-- BERNAMA


So, Malaysia is setting up a friendly approach to gangsters in schools.. Hello gangsters, you go for counselling if you are one....  No canes yet...

Here's one more from the NST:

School indiscipline: Public caning should be brought back

THE report that students at a co-educational secondary school in Rawang, Selangor, dread going to school knowing that gangsters await them was disturbing. Groups of boys randomly pounce on their schoolmates every day, demanding protection money, ranging from RM8 to RM36.
Attacks, rapes and drunken binges by schoolboys spewing four-letter words are common at this school, according to reports.
Where has our education system gone wrong?
For someone who was a teacher for more than 30 years, I had my fair share of experiences with students.

But never did I experience students committing intimidating acts like the incidents happening in schools today.
Gangsterism and hooliganism did not descend to this level during my time.
Yes, there were fights among students but when punishment was meted out, it served as a good lesson and deterrence to the others.
It is time the police, Education Ministry and parent-teacher associations worked together and get to the root of the problem.
Harsh as it may sound, we may have to fall back on the 1960s, when teachers were empowered to discipline students.
I know many would disagree, but I am of the opinion that public caning should be brought back as this will deter students.

Bullies and gangsters will stop their activities once they are punished.

JAMES GONZALES, 
Kuala Lumpur

Well, well, well...

Have a nice day....

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