Resorting to corporal punishment does not reform students - NIB Executive Secretary to School authorities
The Acting Executive Secretary of the National Inspectorate Board (NIB), Dr Haggar Hilda Ampadu has stated that using corporal punishment which harms students physically does not reform students.
Dr Ampadu advised all teachers and school owners to desist from using the extream measure in ‘disciplining’ students who flout school rules.
She made the statement during the National Inspectorate Board’s maiden press conference today, February 10, 2020 which is in accordance with the Ghana Education Service (GES) and the Ministry of Education’s (MOE’s) policy to ban caning and other forms of corporal punishment in schools.
According to Dr Ampadu, the NIB continues to receive records of students being brutally beaten in schools in spite of the GES and MOE’s directives to ban the act.
She urged all individuals within the country to adopt better ways of disciplining children and to not resort to harming them physically, as it would have a long term negative impact on them.
Dr Hilda Ampadu recommended the participatory approach as the best way to discipline children whether in schools, or in their homes.