The headmaster of a high school in Karangasem has been fired for pressing his foot on a student’s shoulder while making him do push-ups.
The Head of Bali Educational Youth and Sports, Ketut Ngurah Boy Jayawibawa, confirmed that the headmaster of Karangasem Public High School 3, I Komang Sudiana, was dismissed from his job for physically punishing his students.
He made a group of students do push-ups, then he stepped on the shoulder of a student with the initials KN. “Sudiana was dismissed from his job as a headmaster after the investigation. He was moved to another school as a regular teacher,” Jayawibawa said on Wednesday (13/4).
A video of Sudiana stepping on the student’s shoulder while punishing him with push-ups went viral on social media. It received a backlash from the people as they criticized the way he sanctioned his students.
“I have warned them to cut their hair as they had violated our rule for growing them too long. When I punished them with push-ups, I set my foot on one student’s shoulder as he didn’t do it properly,” Sudiana said.
Sudiana didn’t realize that a student had recorded the incident with a cellphone and uploaded it on Tuesday (12/4), causing an uproar on social media.
Meanwhile, a relative of KN, Putu Suarjana, admitted that he doesn’t support this unethical behavior while educating the younger generation. “I fully support this type of discipline, but Sudiana should’ve used his hand instead of his foot while disciplining his students,” Suarjana said.
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