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[Video] Teacher Confiscates Mobile Phones, Destroys Them With Hammer And Water

The younger generation today had grown up in the technologically advanced era, so much so that their mobile phones are an inseparable item.

And despite some schools allowing students to carry their mobile phones along with them, they are not allowed to use them during their study period.

A recent footage from China recorded on October 8, shows how strict some teachers can be when confiscating students’ devices.

In Haulong School, a middle school in Nanyang City, an assembly was held at the sports field where a teacher had smashed students’ mobile phones with a hammer.

After destroying them, the teacher then tosses them into a bucket of water, to make sure they are never to be used again.

The students whose mobile phones were confiscated were forced to watch in despair as a loud speaker announces their names.

It was reported that the students had been caught using their mobile phones in examinations and class.

According to reports, the students had also been warned not to use mobile phones, otherwise their devices would be destroyed.

Shanghaiist quoting a school official said, “The school has a no-nonsense, zero-tolerance policy on cell phone use. Upon entering class, students must hand over their phones to their teachers.

“If they do not and are caught, the phones will be confiscated and obliterated without trial,” while adding that parents had agreed with this strict policy for the students’ own good.

Here, the Education Ministry are allowing the use of devices in schools to assist students in learning certain subjects starting from next year, as revealed by its minister Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid.

“I wish to emphasise that it is not the Education Ministry’s intention that students must learn through these devices. No. The teaching-learning process in school will go on as what it is currently. (The devices are) just an additional means of learning for those students who bring the devices to school. And its usage is not from 7.45am until 2pm.

“Perhaps for two hours but we have not finalised this yet, whether two or three hours and at which time (these devices can be used) ,” Mahdzir said last August.

Although the National Union of The Teaching Profession (NUTP) had dismissed the notion altogether since it was first brought to the table earlier in April.

“It is not a healthy emotion and their confidence could be bruised when some students do not own these gadgets and this may lead to other adverse side effects such as disciplinary problems.

“It is better that existing computer labs and libraries in schools be upgraded, so all students will have a fair chance at learning through the use of technology,” its president Kamarozaman Abdul Razak was reported saying.

Kamarozaman however stressed, “If gadgets are to be introduced, it is very important to make sure it is used in a safe and conducive environment that doesn’t cause stress on anyone.” 

He also highlighted the importance for the authorities to enforce guidelines to ensure that both teachers and students would abide by the rules.

No word has since been heard from the ministry that announced they would finalise the proposal before implementation.