An expensive private kindergarten in Nanjing has been accused of hiring unqualified teachers from the Philippines who are allegedly mistreating kids and asking parents for more cash:
Children were not allowed to use the toilet, left in soiled clothes and made to eat their supper while standing up as punishment, it is claimed.
A web user with the username “Meititongxunyuan” said that Lots of Joy Bilingual Kindergarten in Nanjing, capital of Jiangsu Province, charged fees of 120,000 yuan (US$18,936) a year to teach children English.
However, its teachers from the Philippines were unqualified, claimed the web user.
They also banned children from using the bathrooms in class and asked for money from parents in holidays, the web user claimed on xici.net.
“My boy wet his pants as he wasn’t allowed to use the bathroom,” one mother told Yangtze Evening News.
“The cold-blooded teachers ignored this as they didn’t want to change his pants,” she claimed. “My boy refused to go to the kindergarten after that.”
Another mother told the newspaper of punishments allegedly meted out.
“I saw a Filipino teacher punish a girl for not putting chairs in the correct order, she said. “The poor little girl was told to stand in the classroom and eat her supper.”
Others complained of communication problems as the Filipinos spoke little Chinese.
A check by the Yangtze Evening News with local authorities indicates that five of the six foreign teachers employed at the school were from the Philippines. The kindergarten has not made an official statement with regards to the accusations.