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Private nursery suspended after a teacher slaps child

Update: February, 28/2019 - 16:28
A kid is placed at a corner of class to avoid camera recording. — Photo dantri.com.vn
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — Gia Lâm District’s Department of Education and Training in Hà Nội on Wednesday suspended a private nursery as one of its teachers was found to have slapped a child on February 23.

Vice head of the department Lê Thị Thuý Hồng said the nursery – Happy Star – was also fined VNĐ10 million (US$430) for operating without a licence and child abuse.

On February 24, a mother who sent her daughter to the nursery shared videos of the kid being slapped very hard by a teacher because she did not want to eat.

After slapping the kid, the teacher forced her to eat. The teacher placed the kid in a corner of the class to avoid being caught by a camera that transfers images to students’ parents.

According to the mother, bruises were seen on the kid’s left cheek when she arrived home the same day. The kid’s parents reported the case to police.

District education official Hồng confirmed on Tuesday that 24-year-old teacher Nguyễn Thị Hồng Hải of the nursery Happy Star slapped the child.

The teacher and the nursery managers apologised to the girl and her family, saying they would take responsibility. The family accepted the apology, according to dantri.com.vn. — VNS

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