Wonders will never end. A class three pupil got her teacher arrested for caning her here in Ghana. The ban on the use of the cane in Ghana is getting down well with many parents as well as pupils. Who
The arrest of the teacher
The arrest of a class three teacher was effected today by the police after the little girl he caned rushed to the police station to lodge a complaint.
The new law that demands teachers to put the cane away in the classroom may gradually lead to the erosion of discipline amongst pupils. Many will praise the little girl for her bravery, others will see it as a sign of the end times. Whatever your viewpoint, you are neither right or wrong. Today, we published Parent Instructs Teachers: Discipline my children if they go wrong
Facts of the case
It is worth reading. Read what other parents are doing to get the best out of teachers and the school environment for their wards.
The primary three pupil happens to be a pupil of Charity Preparatory School. The school is located Bremang UGC, Suame Municipality of Ashanti region. She shocked the school and entire community as her teacher Paul Takyi was taken away by the police officers. Mr Edward Akanzu-Ise, the headmaster of the school in an interview confirmed the incident. The teacher was traumatized and kept weeping after his release.
The Domestic Violence and Victims Support Unit (DOVVSU) has taken over the case. Information picked by Ghanaeducationnews.com is that the police took caution statement from the teacher and later granted him bail. In a related post, we published earlier titled “Caning in our schools, old-fashioned and backward”. we brought to bear some of the negative implications of the excessive use of the cane. It is worth reading as well
What are teachers going to do with indescipined pupils?
Haven reported the teacher for giving her three strokes, meant to correct her, one cannot tell what other pupils will do and the attitude of teachers towards pupils who are becoming wayward and breaking school rules. All teachers need to be extra careful and the more careful they become the more our children will have fewer teachers committed to nurturing disciplined pupils and society.