KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 19 — The Education Ministry will conduct a thorough investigation into an incident involving a Year Six pupil of Sekolah Kebangsaan Khir Johari in Sabak Bernam, Selangor who had a pair of scissors piercing his right eyebrow today.
Its Deputy Minister Datuk P. Kamalanathan said it was still too early to make any statement on the incident as the ministry had just received a report on it.
He was commenting on the incident that befell Asraf Saiefuddin Nuri Shamsuddin, 12, who had to endure more than an hour of pain after a pair of scissors became embedded in his right eyebrow.
According to media reports, the pupil was carrying out an activity with his classmates in the school laboratory when the incident occurred at noon.
The victim who was holding a pair of scissors had gotten up from his chair and suddenly tripped over a table before falling off, causing the scissors to pierce into his eyebrow.
As such, Kamalanathan advised teachers not spread sensitive photographs or information of such nature in the future.
Earlier, Kamalanathan had attended the closing ceremony of the final round of the National ICT Security Discourse: CyberSafe Challenge Trophy organised by CyberSecurity here, today.
In his speech, he said Malaysia’s economic competitiveness and future progress would be determined by the quality of the nation scientists, academicians, researchers and students.
“Such manpower has to be drawn especially from the field of engineering, science and technology. Therefore, science, technology, engineering and mathematics education or STEM should be given greater attention,” he said.
The National ICT Security Discourse events support and complements the STEM initiative in the Malaysia Education Blueprint 2013-2025 which aims to achieve a 60:40 ratio of Science and Technical and Arts students. — Bernama