An Assistant Headmaster at Nkwatia Presby Senior High School(SHS) is under investigation for reportedly striking a kid who disobeyed school regulations in a recent event that has shocked the Ghanaian educational system.
The National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT) has harshly criticized the episode and is now urging educators to avoid courting controversy.
This event calls into question how teachers should enforce punishment as well as the larger problem of improving working conditions for teachers.
The row started when a kid claimed that an assistant headmaster spanked him for leaving the school grounds without permission.
Surprisingly, it has been reported that the event left the student partially blind.
This episode, which happened at Nkwatia Presby Senior High School in Ghana’s Eastern Region, has sparked a nationwide discussion about the proper forms of student discipline.
The assistant headmaster’s actions deeply disappointed NAGRAT President Angel Carbonu, who emphasized that using physical punishment was inappropriate.
Mr. Carbonu questioned the assistant headmaster’s decision to use force rather than follow the existing school policies, such as reporting the student to the disciplinary committee.
He emphasized that instead than garnering unfavorable media attention, the teaching profession should concentrate on topics like improving teachers’ working circumstances.
The Ghana Education Service (GES) acted quickly to address the situation.
They terminated the assistant headmaster’s employment and harshly denounced his behavior.
The GES has emphasized that the safety and wellbeing of children and teachers is the main duty of school administrators, especially headmasters and their aides.
Together with law enforcement, they have opened an inquiry into the situation.