PRESIDENT OF the Association of Public Primary School Principals (APPSP), Ivan Clarke, says he’s not sure that corporal punishment is working.
And he is suggesting that other sanctions be employed to correct those who breach the rules.
He told the DAILY NATION that while the association had not discussed the abolition of corporal punishment in schools, he was undecided on the issue.
“I’m torn between the whole idea of discipline and the idea of corporal punishment. More and more I am driven to believe that discipline in the home and the responsibility of parents in terms of disciplining their children is becoming more important than the idea of corporal punishment or lashing. I’m not so sure anymore that the corporal punishment is working,” he said. (GBM)
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