Suriana Welfare Society Malaysia has recommended that teachers undergo psychological tests during training to weed out sexual predators.
“Doing this test for every teacher in all schools will take too much time.
“It would be better to have the tests conducted during teachers’ training,”
– Scott J Wong
He said it was important for schools to not only screen the education qualification of teachers but also to do background checks for misdemeanour.
He was referring to a recent report in The Star Online about a teacher who was arrested for allegedly raping a Form Two student in a school in Sarawak.
Vigilance is the key.
Wong said teachers must also be aware of the behaviour of others working with them.
“The teachers have to be on guard and must also educate students on safety and how to take care of themselves.