students abused by teachers

Students injured, parents lay complaint

Manus Provincial Police Commander, Chief Inspector David Yapu, said: “Some frustrated parents of students attending elementary and primary schools in Manus Province have reported that some teachers have abused and harshly disciplined their children using excessive force.

“As a result, some students sustained severe injuries and have been referred to hospital for medical treatment.”

He said teachers have no legal right to abuse or use excessive force to discipline students at school.