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Refusal to teach English in KB: Ex-student’s case set for May
Published on: Tuesday, January 14, 2020
By: Jo Ann Mool

KOTA KINABALU: A former student of a secondary school in Kota Belud, who sued her ex-English teacher and six others for refusing to teach English subject in her Form Four class for seven months, five years ago, will have her case tried in the High Court here on May this year.

Siti Nafirah Siman’s civil action has been set for trial on May 4, 6, and 8 before High Court Judge Ismail Brahim.

Siti Nafirah, 20, named the teacher Mohd Jainal Jamrin, Hj Suid Hj Hanapi (in his capacity as principal of the SMK Taun Gusi), Kota Belud District Education Officer, Sabah Education Director, Director General of Education Malaysia, Minister of Education Malaysia and Government of Malaysia as the defendants.

She had filed the writ of summons at the High Court Registry through counsel Roxanna Jamaludin on Oct 16, 2018.

Siti Nafirah was seeking, among others, a declaration that the defendants are in breach of their statutory duty under the Education Act by failing to; ensure that she is taught the English language during the period of Feb 2015 to Oct 2015;

prepare her for examinations as prescribed under the Education Act.

She was also seeking a declaration that the defendants are in breach of their duty under Regulation 3C, 25, 26 Public Officers (Conduct and Discipline) Regulations 1913; a declaration that the act complained off by the defendants amounted to misfeasance in public office.

She was also seeking a declaration that the defendants have violated her constitutional right to access to education guaranteed to her under Article 5 read together with Article 12 of the Federal Constitution, damages, costs and any further and other relief which the court may deem fit to grant.

 



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