This YouTube snapshot shows a principal, in one of the Makassed Schools in south Lebanon, beating a student.
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The principal of a school in south Lebanon has been sacked and given a lifelong ban from teaching after a video showing him caning students went viral on the Internet Tuesday.Education Minister Elias Bou Saab said Wednesday five children had been mistreated by Daher, with only three appearing in the video that went viral.Bou Saab told LBCI Tuesday evening that his ministry decided to permanently ban Daher from teaching.Addressing students and staff outside the school, Daher admitted he had acted wrongfully, asking for forgiveness and that the ban be reversed.Amine Daouq, the head of the Makassed Association who was a member of the visiting delegation to the school, said Daher's conduct was unacceptable. He also expressed surprise over requests from parents and teachers that Daher remain at the school. Bou Saab said the mistreatment of students in Lebanese schools was not uncommon and vowed to take strict measures to end the practice.
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