GES warns teachers who cane students of severe punishment

GES warns teachers who cane students of severe punishment

- Students are to report teachers who cane them

- The GES says canning at schools is illegal

Students across all private and public schools are being urged to report teachers who subject them to corporal punishment.

The Ghana Education Service (GES) had issued a stern warning to all teachers to either stop canning students or face punishment but it seems this directive is not being respected.

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Speaking on the development, Director-General of Ghana Education Service, Jacob A. M. Kor revealed that canning students in classrooms is an illegal act which attracts punishments.

“We wish to indicate that Corporal punishment in our institutions is illegal and would not be tolerated in any form,”.

The directive by the GES falls in line with rules by the United Nations which frowns against child abuse especially through corporal punishment. To this effect, students are being advised to report teachers to their school authorities or filing a complaint through their Student Representative Council (SRC).

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Caning has been documented as one of the painful memories of students as they endure the pain it inflicts on them. In the meantime, pupils have been admonished to stay respectful to their teachers in order to foster conducive teaching and learning.

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