Federal Court: Teachers Have Responsibility to Supervise Students in School Premises

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The Federal Court has ruled that teachers and similar staff have the duty to supervise students while they are in school premises to maintain discipline, safety, and well-being. This decision was made to ensure that schools and similar areas are safe and conducive for achieving their intended goals. The court also upheld a compensation award of RM600,000 to a student who suffered permanent ear damage due to bullying at a secondary school in Terengganu in 2015.

Gurus and similar staff have the responsibility to supervise students while they are in school premises , according to the Federal Court . Judge Datuk Mary Lim Thiam Suan stated that this is to maintain discipline, safety, and well-being of the students. 'It is essential that schools, residences, and similar areas are safe and conducive to achieve their intended goals.

Otherwise, the institution's providers and users will face difficulties in enrollment, whether it is for students or teachers,' she said in a 20-page written judgment on a bullying case dated 29th March. On 16th October 2023, the Federal Court upheld the High Court's decision to award RM600,000 in compensation to a student who suffered permanent ear damage due to bullying at a secondary school in Terengganu in 2015

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