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School principal sentenced to 105-yrs imprisonment for allegedly harassing teachers

PESHAWAR: A session court of Peshawar has handed principal of a private school imprisonment of 105 years for allegedly sexually harassing and recording videos of children and lady teachers of the school, ARY News reported. ARY News correspondent Adnan Tariq said a complaint was filed at Hayatabad police station against Attaullah, following which a team headed by an ASP was formed to arrest the suspect.  "Police confiscated laptops, mobile phone and other gadgets of the principal. The said videos were found in those…

Order to remove chairs from classrooms to make ‘sitting teachers’ work

KARACHI: In a ‘novel yet unprecedented move’, the directorate of provincial school education department has asked all heads of schools in Hyderabad to ‘remove’ chairs meant for teachers in classrooms as ‘they spent most of their time in the chair’ against the ethics of the profession. An order issued by the director of school education last week said that teams visiting various schools in Hyderabad region had noticed that teachers “use most of their time by using chairs while teaching in classrooms”. “It is…

US President Trump wants guns for teachers to stop shootings

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump floated the idea of arming teachers and promised more stringent background checks on gun owners as he hosted an emotional meeting Wednesday with students who survived last week's mass shooting at a Florida school. "I just want to say before we begin, because I want to hear you, but we'll be very strong on background checks, very strong emphasis on the mental health of somebody," Trump told the students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in a meeting in the White House. Trump…

Doctors and teachers could team up to reduce stress in schools

CHICAGO: Partnerships between teachers and doctors could help students and school staffers better deal with “toxic stress,” suggests a former teacher turned doctor. Pediatricians can help build resilience in both children and teachers to counter the effects of traumatic childhood experiences, poverty and violence, Dr. Kavitha Selvaraj of the Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago writes in the journal Pediatrics. “Before I was a pediatrician, I was a teacher, and in my clinic I hear personal stories…

Sindh cabinet approves removing landmarks associated with MQM founder

KARACHI: The government of Sindh has approved to remove any landmarks associated with Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) founder due to his involvement in anti-state activities. Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah presiding over a cabinet meeting on Saturday was recommended to change the name of any building, ground, area or other thing named after him forthwith. CM Sindh directed the chief secretary to prepare a list of such buildings so that their names could be changed. Summit Bank merger with Sindh Bank…

VIDEO: Indian teacher forces female students to clean toilet

CHENNAI: A shocking video has emerged from a government-run school in Indian state Tamil Nadu where a school principal forced girl students to clean toilet. As soon as the video went viral showing some students of a government girls higher secondary school cleaning toilets on orders of a teacher, the authorities galvanized into action and ordered prompt inquiry into the matter. The alleged incident happened at the RM Jain Government Girls Higher Secondary School in Tiruvallur which has about 1,000 students studying…

Police disperse teachers protest outside Sindh Assembly

KARACHI: Police resorted to baton charge to disperse a crowd of teachers protesting outside the Sindh Assembly over the non-payment of their salaries, ARY News reported. Three female teachers were taken into custody as police clashed with the teachers for over seven hours and even called water cannon to disperse them. Many teachers voluntarily turned themselves to police to protest against the arrest of female teachers. The protesters started from the Karachi Press Club and eventually moved towards the provincial…

Bangladesh detains 13 teachers for defaming founding leader

DHAKA: Thirteen teachers of Bangladesh were charged with sedition on Wednesday over a high school exam paper that allegedly equated the leader of mass protests against a Chinese-backed coal plant with the country's revered independence hero. They were remanded in custody by a court in the southeastern town of Bashkhali on charges of defaming the nation's founding leader Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, who is the father of the current premier, according to prosecutor Bikash Ranjan Dhar. If found guilty the teachers face a…