Principal to be removed for segregating students based on religion


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By John Isaac

The principal of SM All Saints in Sabah will be removed for segregating Form One students based on their religions.

Deputy Education Minister, Teo Nie Ching said the state department will be taking the relevant actions soon.

Teo said the decision by the principal was illogical and only a  school manager who is shallow would do such a thing.

Earlier, parents had voiced their dissatisfaction with the principal over the segregation.

In fact, an online petition was also launched by the parents to have the principal removed.

According to the principal, he decided to segregate the students to ensure their "safety".

He also said he did it because it was difficult to find a vacant classroom for Islamic religious studies.

However, students in Form Two to Form Five are in the usual class system where two classes are combined during Moral Education and Islamic religious studies periods.