YEN.com.gh has sighted a viral video of two male pupils fighting in a classroom while being filmed.
It is believed that the very person who filmed the incident was the class teacher, since pupils were not allowed to send phone to school.
It is however concluded that the teacher left them to fight since the Ghana Education Service (GES) banned caning in schools.
In an earlier report by YEN.com.gh, the Diocesan Bishop of Methodist Church in Accra, Rt. Rev. Samuel K. Osabutey, said that Ghana risks total breakdown of discipline in schools within the larger Ghanaian society.
Rt Rev Osabutey said, if the Ghana Education Service, GES, continues to relax on caning, otherwise known as corporal punishment in schools, students would not be disciplined.
According to him, children were getting away with a lot of things in the schools in the name of child abuse by their teachers who are supposed to be correcting them.
The GES in a recent statement reiterated the ban on caning in primary and secondary schools, and ordered the schools to immediately adopt a new disciplinary toolkit together with alternative sanctions as measures for correcting pupils and students.
The GES statement, signed by the Deputy Director General, Anthony Boateng said, steps to address inappropriate student behavior as suggested by the toolkit included encouraging them to be of good behavior, explaining to the child why a particular behavior he or she has exhibited is unacceptable and setting class rules with students.
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