UAE suspends teacher for belting students

Ajman?s education authorities suspended a teacher accused of using his belt to lash 21 school boys in the emirate.

The emirate?s education zone said it received instructions from the Ministry of Education to suspend the English language teacher at Aby Saeed Al Khadri school after investigation showed he whipped the boy with his belt to punish them in class.

?The teacher has been working at the school for six years. ?He has been suspended pending the completion of investigation,? the zone?s director Ali Hassan said.

He said the future of the teacher would be decided after the outcome of the investigation, which involves the teacher, the school management and the students.