- A father has been captured in a video angrily disciplining his son multiple times for failing his exams despite paying over $21,000 (GHC121,410.16) in school fees
- The man kept slapping his son for also failing to pass his Maths and English exams
- The video has since gone viral and has erupted debate after it popped up online
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A video clip has emerged of a father angrily slapping his son multiple times for woefully failing his exams despite spending over $21,000 on his school fees.
In the video that has been shared on social media and rapidly making rounds, the man is seen angrily engaging his first son who sat on a couch in their living room while his father lambasted him for his poor performance in school.
According to the teenager's father, he has spent so much money on the education of his kids but has had no positive results from them to show for it.
He unleashed extreme anger on his son after paying over $21,000 (GHC121,410.16) tuition only for him to fail woefully in exams and also failing to write his Maths and English exams.
He disciplined his son multiple times because he couldn’t secure good grades in eight subjects in his exam despite paying the huge amount.
The teenage boy was at the receiving end of his father’s wrath after his poor performance at school.
His situation was even worse because he was absent during English Language and Mathematics exams, while he failed the remaining subjects.
YEN.com.gh cannot share the video here because it promotes violence.
However, the incident has erupted massive debate online after the video popped up online.
Sheihu Bukas said: ''At least when you have parents who is trying to build your own future for you, as a child also try your best to make them feel that their sufferings aren't going in vain. Some parents have all what it takes to make their wards become successful but will never invest in them. I vehemently support the actions of the father .''
According to Raymond Sarfo, ''grades in school do not necessarily reflect your intelligence. A grade in a subject correlates better to how much you've learned about that subject than to how smart you are.''
He added: ''Grades are also a result of hard work, and support at home, and the quality of teaching! This is the main reason why majority of young adults especially we the (AFRICANS) end up being miserable in life! Now to the father, you luck coaching skills..''
Wale Waa wrote: ''the father fail first , then the son..you dont spend time with your son to know his Yes and No, poor father...parents be open to your children or else you will not know anything about your children. spend time with them and talk to them like your best friends, relationship with our sons and daughters are the best.''
''We are not all expected to do well in school. You can identify other areas such as technical or vocational education for him. He might be fantastic out there.
Nevertheless, for you to refuse to write 2 papers is an insult to the father. Paying so much is painful,'' Reb Hamid Issaka also said.
In September 2019, YEN.com.gh reported that with help from Black Stars and Newcastle midfielder, Christian Atsu, the desire of 17-year-old Abdul Hamid Ibrahim, to further his education to the tertiary level was materialised.
Despite chalking 7As in the West African Senior Secondary Certificate (WASSCE), Ibrahim’s parents could not afford to pay his university admission fee.
His mother, Hajaratu Osman, had invested her savings with one of Ghana’s collapsing banks and could not afford to pay her son's school fees.
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