UAE bans detentions, downgrading, and mockery as forms of school discipline

No detention, corporal punishment, ridicule or downgrading — so what can teachers do? (Shutterstock)
Updated 04 October 2017
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UAE bans detentions, downgrading, and mockery as forms of school discipline

DUBAI: Students in the UAE will no longer be expected to serve detention or suffer lower grades as a form of punishment according to new rules published in the code of conduct for teachers.
The code was first published six years ago, and was updated last month, but the changes were only made public this week, UAE daily The National reported.
The changes come as part of a newly updated code of conduct for teachers and school staff that also bans the use of corporal punishment as a form of punishment.
The rules also prohibit teachers in UAE schools from mocking or using sarcasm toward students, depriving them of food or toilet breaks, and using verbal insults or confiscating their belongings.
Under the new regulations there are four degrees of violations students can be accused of committing. And the code suggests different procedures to handle the behavior.
Correctional procedures include verbal and written warnings, programs for reforming the behavior and in serious cases students can eventually be expelled and told to attend mandatory “bad conduct rehabilitation programs.”


Footballer affected by lightning strike in Brazil youth game

Updated 15 January 2019
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Footballer affected by lightning strike in Brazil youth game

SAO PAULO: A Brazilian footballer needed medical attention after lightning hit the field during a youth tournament match.
Lightning struck during the Copa Sao Paulo event in Diadema, outside Sao Paulo, sending players scattering for cover. Images that went viral showed Henrique, a defender for the Agua Santa team, groggy and lying on a bench.

Agua Santa said on Monday that Henrique recovered shortly after leaving the stadium in an ambulance and did not need to be taken to a hospital.
The opposing goalkeeper in the same match, Matheus Mendes of Atletico Mineiro, told ESPN Brazil he felt head pain because of the incident.
Mendes did not go with Henrique in the ambulance.