Caning now a taboo in Ga West schools


Mr Daniel Budu Asiedu, the Education Director of Ga West in the Greater Accra Region, has banned caning in schools in the municipality.

can Briefing the Ghana News Agency in an interview at Amasaman after paying visits to some schools in the area, Mr Budu Asiedu said using cane as a correctional tool do not help in teaching and learning.

He asked pupils to show respect to their teachers and also concentrate on their studies.

He called on teachers to be punctual at school and show love to the children whenever they go wrong for mutual respect to prevail in class.

Mr Budu Asiedu advised parents to pay their wards school fees promptly and provide their needs for them to stay in class to study whilst monitoring their activities during vacation periods.

He said parents should collaborate with teachers by visiting their children in schools to encourage them to learn to become responsible adults.

He said all hard working teachers in the municipality needed to be awarded by the Ghana Education Service to motivate them to continue to offer good services.

Source : GNA/

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  1. The appalling thing here is a that a woman teacher is caning a young boy, almost a young man. The humiliation apart from the pain is really off limits. How will he get over it?

  2. You do not get over it, you learn to accept it. I was caned by a woman at the age of twelve. It was a very severe caning on my bare buttocks and the pain and humiliation was extreme. Ultimately it was too much for me and I defecated massively in front of her. She used this to humiliate me further, telling me what a disgusting smelly slob of a boy I was before rubbing my nose in the pile of steaming poop I had passed. This was some fifty years ago and I remember it every day but with gratitude as it serves to remind me what happens to transgressors and also the respect that someone like me should always show to girls and women as my betters.


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