The Chief of Dawhenya in the Ningo Prampram District of the Greater Accra Region, Nene Tetteh Koodi Arden lV, has called on Ghana Education Service (GES) to reintroduce corporal punishment or a physical punishment Coporal in the schools.
This measures, according to the chief, provides good behaviour and focus to shape the youth, since it has worked in the past and called on parents to collaborate with teachers to maintain discipline in the youth.
Speaking about the high rate of criminal activities among the youth in Dawhenya community, the Chief said,corporal punishment is a structured discipline, an act of love that builds good character and citizens.
He was of the views that the students he
expressed, the students these days are unaffected by any punishments that teachers give and apart from strain on thier record the students get scott free.
He stated that discipline is a major component that had to be given a lot of attention in order to enhance students academic performance to become perfect leaders in future.
Nene Tetteh Koodi Arden lV, called for closer collaboration between parents and traditional authorities to institute efforts to maintain the highest level of discipline among the students and the youth.
"Sometimes Children who misbehave come from families who are too soft on them and do not discipline them enough, so their teachers need to take the task and for that child corporal punishment may be very helpful," the chief advised.
He further stressed, the general standard of student behaviour and test results in many schools had declined since the state banned corporal punishment
"Many teachers, traditional authorities all believe that it's because the corporal punishment was an efficient way of dealing with misbehaving students and should be an option but not the only option to be used all the time stressing, the ban on corporal punishment have simply takes away from teachers an effective disciplining method," the chief stated.