Should Flogging Be Abolished In Secondary School?
I will never forget a day in Secondary School when my principal mercilessly flogged the hell out of me simply because I arrived late. I must say that the flogging had left an indelible imprint on my mind.
Why should a teacher flog a student in the first place? I believe it is due to discipline. Discipline is the practice of teaching people to follow rules or a code of behaviour by using punishment to punish disobedience.
To be honest, flogging has never been proven to be the most effective way of disciplining a child, both at home and at school. Many children have been brutally beaten into a coma. Many children have ended up making the worst mistakes and grossly misbehaving at a dangerous level in order to avoid being beaten again and again; all because they were not properly trained on how to do it better.
There is also a need for serious reform on the part of the School flogging agents – teachers. Most teachers have no idea how to discipline a child.
There has recently been a viral story about an 18-year-old WASSCE student named Mary Gabriel Amoako who was allegedly flogged in the school by her principal. The welts on her back and shoulder from the flogging are visible in photos shared online.
Do you believe that flogging in secondary school should be abolished? Let’s hear it from you.
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