Child rights activist: Who is responsible for religious schools?

Source: FMT News

Child rights activist James Nagayam says there seems to be no clear guidelines as to who is responsible for monitoring religious schools. Pic from FMT News.

Child rights activist James Nagayam says there seems to be no clear guidelines as to who is responsible for monitoring religious schools. Pic from FMT News.

PETALING JAYA: A child rights activist has urged the authorities to decide who among them is responsible for monitoring religious schools.

In response to a recent report that a boy had to have both his legs amputated after being beaten by his religious school teacher, James Nagayam said based on his experience at meetings, whenever this topic came up, the question had always been who should take up responsibility.

“Does it come under the purview of the state government, the Social Welfare Department, the Education Department or the Religious Department? Read more