A student has been taken to hospital and a Police and Ministry of Education investigation is believed to be underway after a grandmother claimed a teacher severely smacked her grandchild and his school mates.

The woman told Tonga Broadcom Broadcasting on Wednesday she thought she could reveal it to the talk back show thinking the authorities could hear her complaint and do something about it.

The teacher allegedly threatened to beat the children’s parents if they told them about their punishment.

She said her grandchild was terrified and when she asked to take him with her to the school and talk to the teacher he refused.

Callers to the show were discussing what should be done to reduce violence against woman to mark International Women’s Day.

Callers were discussing the proposal that sports could help reduce violence against women.

The grandmother told the radio she was surprised when she noticed one of her grandchildren who was studying at Vaini Middle School had severe bruises on his body.

When he was asked to explain, the grandchild alleged he was beaten by a teacher at the school.

The grandchild alleged the teacher was violent.

He claimed the teacher sometimes hit all the class including boys and girls and told them they would be punished more if they told their parents.

He alleged the teacher told them he feared no one, including the Police.

The grandmother told the radio she was shocked to see this type of punishment still used in schools.

The radio programme later reported they had been informed the child was taken to hospital later after the broadcast.

They said Police and the Ministry of Education were investigating.

The main points

  • A student has been taken to hospital and a Police and Ministry of Education investigation is believed to be underway after a grandmother claimed a teacher severely smacked her grandchild and his school mates.
  • The woman told Tonga Broadcom Broadcasting on Wednesday she thought she could reveal it the talk back show thinking the authorities could hear her complaint and do something about it.
  • The teacher allegedly threatened to beat the children’s parents if they told them about their punishment.
  • Callers to the show were discussing what should be done to reduce violence against woman to mark International Women’s Day.

1 COMMENT

  1. Fakatotolo hili e pehē he felaafoaki he letioó ne fakahoko ha anga fakamamahi ki ha fānauako

    Ne ʻave ha toko taha ako ki fale mahaki pea oku ʻi ai e tui ʻoku lolotonga lele ha fakatotolo ʻa e Potungāue
    Polisí mo e Potungāue Akó hili ʻeni hano pehē ʻe ha kui fefine ne tā lahi ʻe ha faiako hano mokopuna mo hono kaungā ako.

    Ne fakahā ʻe ha fineʻeiki ki he Letiō Tonga Broadcom Broadcasting he Pulelulú ne ne fakakaukau ke ne fakahā e meʻá ni he felaafoakí ʻaki ʻene fakakaukau naʻa lava fanongo mai ʻa e maʻumafaí ki heʻene lāungá pea nau fai ki ai ha meʻa.

    Naʻe tukuakiʻi ne fakamanamanaʻi ʻe he faiakó ʻa e fānaú te ne tā ʻenau mātuʻá kapau te nau tala hono tā kinautolú.

    Ne ne pehē ne ne ʻai atu ki hono mokopuná ke na ō ki ʻapiako ʻo talanoa mo e faiakó ka ne mate manavahē ia mo ʻikai ke ne tali.

    Ko e felafoaki ʻeni he kaveinga ke fakasiʻisiʻi hono fakamamahiʻi ʻo e kakai fefiné ke fakaʻilongaʻiʻaki ʻa honau ʻaho fakamāmani lahí ne hoko ʻi he ʻaho 8 ʻo Māʻasí.

    Ne fakahā ʻe he kui fefiné ni ki he letioó ne ne ʻohovale heʻene fakatokangaʻi e taha hono ngaahi mokopuná ʻoku ako he ako lotoloto ʻa Vainí ʻoku makamakalava.

    ʻI he taimi ne ʻeke ai ne ne pehē ko e tā ʻe he faiakó ʻi ʻapiako.

    Ne tukuakiʻi ʻe he mokopuná ʻoku pakini tātā pe faiakó ia.

    Ne ne pehē tokua ʻoku tā kinautolu ʻe he faiakó he taimi niʻihi fakatoutatau e taimi fefine mo e tamaiki tangata mo tala ange ʻe toe tautea lahi kinautolu ka nau ka tala ki heʻenau mātuʻá.

    Ne ne pehē tokua ne tala ange ʻe he faiakó ʻoku ʻikai ilifia ia ki ha taha kau ai e kau polisí.

    Ne fakahā ʻe he kui fefiné ni ki he leitoó naʻá ne ʻohovale hono kei fakaʻaongaʻi ha tautea peheni he ngaahi akoʻangá.

    Ne lipooti ʻe he letioó ni hili e polokalamá kuo nau maʻu ha fakamatala kuo ʻave ʻa e leká ki fale mahaki.

    Ne pehē kuo fakatotoloʻi ʻe he kau Polisí mo e Potungāue Ako ʻa e meʻá ni.

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