BEIJING, Nov. 29, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — RYB Education, Inc. (“RYB” or the “Company”) (NYSE: RYB), a leading early childhood education service provider in China, issued an update following the local police authority’s release of a follow-up report on November 28, 2017 (the “Follow-up Report”) regarding the investigation of the case initially described in RYB’s press releases issued on November 24, 2017.
According to the Follow-up Report, the police found maltreatment involving a former female teacher’s use of sewing needles as a way to “discipline” children during post-lunch naptime at the RYB-operated kindergarten in violation of law. The police reported that no evidence has been found indicating further misconduct and that additional claims had been fabricated.
Safety of the students is the highest priority of the Company. RYB is deeply saddened to learn about the latest findings in the Follow-up Report. The Company also understands that there have been additional parent complaints regarding other RYB-branded kindergartens and will continue to cooperate fully with the police and other authorities in this matter. The Company remains steadfast in its commitment to ensuring the well-being of all the students and is in the process of implementing a comprehensive self-inspection across all RYB teaching facilities.
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About RYB Education, Inc.
Founded on the core values of “Care” and “Responsibility,” RYB Education, Inc. is a leading early childhood education service provider in China. Since opening its first play-and-learn center in 1998, the Company has grown and flourished with the mission to provide individualized age-appropriate education to stimulate and nurture children so they can realize their full potential. During its nearly two decades of operating history, the Company has built “RYB” into a well-recognized education brand and helped bring about many new educational practices in China’s early childhood education industry. RYB’s comprehensive early childhood education solutions meet the needs of children from infancy to six years old through structured courses at kindergartens and play-and-learn centers, as well as at-home educational products and services.
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