GES to enforce ban on corporal punishment directive

| Updated Apr 05, 2017 at 8:00pm



The Head of Public Affairs of the Ghana Education Service, Rev. Jonathan Bettey says the disregard of the ban on corporal punishment in Schools has prompted the GES to ensure enforcement of the directive.

Rev. Bettey’s comments come after the Director General of the GES reminded teachers of the ban at the 86th Anniversary of Accra Academy over the weekend.

In an interview with GBC’s George Asekere on ‘Behind the News,’ Rev Bettey said the recent call by the GES boss will serve as a fair warning to schools and teachers who flout the directive on the ban on corporal punishment.

Rev. Bettey also touched on the ban on the use of mobile phones by students in Senior High Schools. He said students found culpable will face sanctions.

Meanwhile, some players in the educational sector have expressed dissatisfaction with the directive by the Ghana Education Service on the abolition of corporal punishment and mobile phone usage in Senior High School.

Speaking on GBC’s ‘Behind the News,’ the President Of NAGRAT, Christian Addai Poku warned that this directive, if enforced could lead to total breakdown of discipline in schools.

He explained that the Ghana Education Service has failed to explicitly spell out other alternative forms of punishment that teachers can adopt.

The General Secretary Of the Ghana National Association of Teachers, GNAT, David Ofori Acheampong conceded that though some teachers go overboard in applying corporal punishment, the decision by GES to outlaw corporal punishment is not the best.