The Chief Executive Officer of Educate Africa Institute (EAI), Mr. William Boadi has voiced his displeasure about the annulment of corporal punishment in Ghana's education system.
He said the situation has bred indiscipline among students which affects effective transformation of students to attain higher heights.
Speaking in an interview with Soireenews. com he noted that students in the olden days were whipped when they repeatedly went beyond rules and regulations governing their schools but the annulment of corporal punishment in schools from 2017 to date has highly contributed to a lot of impoliteness and discourtesy in schools which have made the students more powerful and their teachers powerless.
He said students these days are entitled to their opinions because teachers are banned from whipping them when they go wayward hence they don't pay heed to any form of advice, a situation he said has made the purpose of educational transformation meaningless.
Mr. William Boadi added that students may only be subjected to corporal punishment when they offend the rules and regulations of their respective schools.
He explained that disobedience towards teachers and the elderly, truancy, intentional destruction of school properties, stealing and other forms of social vices which are not permissible in schools were all tantamount to corporal punishment which were punishable to serve as deterrent to others emphasizing that corporal punishment is extremely necessary in this modern days.
Mr. William Boadi explained the negative impacts of the abolition of corporal punishment from schools since 2017 expressing that some BECE and WASSCE candidates went all out to insult the president of Ghana just because they were not given access to get involved in examination malpractice which he said if not addressed immediately will have great consequences on the generation to come.
He advocated that Ghana being an African country cannot practice European culture to perfection hence we must go back to the older days of doing things in Ghana rather than focusing on white man's culture which keeps deteriorating our children.
He called on authorities to consider the reinstatement of corporal punishment in schools because every occupation has an occupational hazard and so when a teacher accidentally inflicts wounds on a student, that doesn't guarantee the total ban of punishment from schools because that can ruin the lives of the remaining student population.
He added that the pain and discomfort experienced by students through punishments should not be considered but how it reshapes their lives for a better future.