THE BAN ON CORPORAL PUNISHMENT DIVIDES PUBLIC OPINION

Written by on March 29, 2019

The ban on corporal punishment at home or school divides public opinion for and against the practice, drawing emotive responses from either divide.YAfm news spoke to parents who gave their views responding to the  recently drafted Education Amendment Bill by government  mandating school heads to craft a disciplinary policy for learners at their respective institutions, but corporal punishment remaining outlawed.Most parents however say corporal punishment should be allowed in schools
In a bill published in the Government Gazette of February 15, 2019, government seeks to amend the Education Act [Chapter 25:04].
Corporal punishment was ruled unconstitutional in 2015 after High Court judge Justice Esther Muremba said the practice was in contravention of some sections of the country’s laws.
Justice David Mangota also outlawed corporal punishment on children by teachers, parents and guardians.

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