18 Apr '11, 4am
Our reader tells us about his tyrant teacher back in Pri 6. Did you have one too? #SGedu
MR JAYA PRAKASH: 'It is heartening to hear of the positive experience Ms Juliana Ang had with one of her teachers ('Thank you, to a teacher who made a difference'; April 8). Others are not so fortunate. The teacher I had when I was in Primary 6 in Jalan Kayu Primary School back in the 1970s was far from the ideal teacher Ms Ang described. Our class endured daily abuse, humiliation and other indignities like having exercise books thrown onto the floor. It certainly was not a happy experience being under the charge of a teacher tyrant. When I moved to Yio Chu Kang Secondary School, a teacher 'evangelist' peppered our class with sermons of her religious beliefs. Thankfully, we now have the Maintenance of Religious Harmony Act. With it, my guess is that many will not tempt providence as they once used to.'