Malaysia has announced on Monday it is considering re-introducing the previously banned act of public caning in schools as a way of disciplining wayward students.
Malaysia's Education Ministry is to issue specific guidelines on how teachers should discipline students following an outcry over several recent cases that were condemned as student abuse.
Currently, school principals are allowed to cane trouble-making students but only in a private room with another teacher present as a witness.
Today, in most countries rather than punishing students for their bad behavior a reward system is being used as a tool to promote good behavior in the classroom. The classroom reward system was designed to be an effective tool that helps students to focus, get work done, and behave favorably.
In some cases, punishments such as canning are still neceassry as a deterent measure to reinforce the value of good conduct.