A student cried and became depressed after his teacher cut his hair before his PSLE exam. The teacher apparently did so because the student had ignored a letter given to him two days before the exam requesting that he cut his hair.
12-year-old Ryan Ang apparently had his hair trimmed by his teacher, Ms Belinda Cheng of Unity Primary School, minutes before he was to enter the room to sit for his PSLE oral exam on August 16.
When his mother, Madam Serene Ong, found out about the incident, she made a police report. She was very upset that the teacher had cut Ryan's hair before a crucial exam, that it was done without her knowledge, and that it ruined the boy's $60 haircut. Madam Ong said: "The teacher had no right to cut his hair."
Ryan had been given a letter to pass to his parents two days before the exam, requesting that he have his hair trimmed before August 16. However, Ryan had forgotten about the letter and Madam Ong found out about it only yesterday (Aug 22). Ryan is dyslexic, and Madam Ong said that "dyslexics tend to be forgetful".
For the full reports, see today's copies of The Straits Times and The New Paper.