Enugu parents frown at corporal punishment in schools

Enugu parents frown at corporal punishment in schools

Enugu parents frown at corporal punishment in schools.

Parents with children in primary and secondary schools in Enugu have urged school authorities to abandon corporal punishment in favor of counseling while addressing delinquent students.

Enugu parents frown at corporal punishment in schools

The parents told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Enugu on Thursday that corporal punishment was outmoded and not the best technique to discipline misbehaving children.

Mr. Sam Udekwe, a parent and Vice-Chairman of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ, Enugu State Council), believes corporal punishment is no longer acceptable in society.

“What goes on in classrooms is a reflection of what goes on at home.”

“A human resource management strategy must be implemented, and it must begin at home.

“I am opposed to physical punishment since it is now antiquated as a result of our modern lifestyle,” he explained.

Udekwe advocated for the employment of guidance and counseling in schools to aid in the development of students’ well-being.

Another parent and former international boxer, Mr Ikechukwu Okoronkwo, argued that youngsters required adequate direction and to be taught the reality about life.

According to him, the greatest way to stop youngsters from behaving badly is to tell them the truth about life.

“I don’t believe in harsh punishment for them, but I do believe in democratic training and education.”

“Most of the time, children are wrongfully abused, and putting physical pain on a child equates to teacher animosity, resulting in a chasm between the instructor and the learner.

“The relationship between the teacher and the pupil would be jeopardized if there is hostility,” he stated.

Corporal punishment, according to Norbert Okolie, a parent and Rangers FC Public Relations Officer (PRO), helped to some extent but was not the final solution.

He explained that parents have a lot of obligations at home to ensure that their children are appropriately guided at a young age.

“Introducing physical punishment will, without a doubt, assist, but parents must do a lot more than chase after money.

“Proper home training will go a long way toward ensuring that our children acquire excellent principles at home before they are refined at school,” he said.

Counseling, according to Mrs Maureen Ikpeama, a public servant, is what the present world requires and should be handled appropriately, taking into account the learners’ age.

“Because they are unable to appropriately interpret their misbehavior, some students or pupils may not even understand why they are receiving corporal punishment.”

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“Moreover, the teacher should be a role model for the behavior they want their students to exhibit, as many of them now learn from what they see,” she recommended.

Mrs Chinwe Ukaejiofor, Principal, St. Bartholomew Secondary School, Asata, Enugu, stated there are a variety of ways to deal with misbehaving students, with the severity of the punishment varying based on the severity of the offense.

To determine the reason of some misbehaviors, Ukaejiofor stated that they required to be traced back to the student’s home.

“Despite the fact that other means of discipline exist, we are unable to eliminate corporal punishment since it is the only language that certain students understand.”

Mrs Evelyn Obiora, the Head Teacher of the Nursery Section of the school, stated that a child in the nursery school level required close supervision.

According to her, some of the children’s misbehavior necessitated immediate correction, which is where corporal punishment comes in.

“Corporal punishment should not be utilized all of the time because it scares children away,” she explained.

Obiora pointed out that building a friendly relationship with the kids makes it easier to spot their awkward behavior.

Mrs Maureen Ude, the Head Mistress of Richard Nursery and Primary School in Asata, said the greatest strategy was to be nice with the students.

“These days, we don’t employ corporal punishment because when a youngster is calm, he or she may open up to you.”

“As for the adolescents, we coach them on proper behavior because corporal punishment might drive them insane,” Ude explained.

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