Gov’t Won’t Reintroduce Caning In Schools, Students Are Not Animals – Yaw Adutwum

Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum, Deputy Education Minister has indicated that there’s no way the government will reintroduce caning in schools as those days are passed.

According to him, the country has gone passed those old days where teachers cane students like animals.

Indiscipline in Senior High Schools has been alarming lately as some final year students protest because teachers did not allow them to cheat during the examination.

The President, Nana Akufo-Addo as a result of the demonstration received insults from the students, and some properties were also destroyed.

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The education sector has since received several calls from various quarters that they should reintroduce whipping in Ghanaian schools.

But in an interview on Kumasi base radio station, Nhyira Fm, the deputy education minister said it will draw the country’s development back as far as education is concerned.

He indicated that they will rather praise the kids for their good behaviour and not reintroduce caning because of few one’s behaviour.

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Ellis Ferdinand is a Journalist, Blogger and Founder of Ellis Multimedia, a parent company of EducationGhana.org, an Online Education News Blog, PoliticsGhana.com and GhanaNaija.net. Ellis Ferdinand is a Graduate of Accra College of Education and the University of Cape Coast, where he obtained a Diploma In Basic Education and a Bachelor of Education in Accounting. He is currently Reading his Master of Philosophy in Curriculum and Pedagogic Studies at the University of Education, Winneba in Ghana. Ellis Ferdinand won Blogger of the Year at the 2018 National Students’ Awards and was also adjudged 14th Best Ghanain Blogger in 2018 among the Top 50 Ghanaian Bloggers of 2018. He introduced the Concept of Education Blogging in Ghana in 2014 with his famous blog EducationGhana.net. now EducationGhana.org His Blog won Best Media Promoting Education in 2017, 2018 and 2019 respectively, an Award organized by Neogenics Education Consult. In 2019, He adjudged the Most Promising West African Blogger of the Year in Nigeria. He won Writer of the Year at the 2021 EDUCOM AWARDS

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