Call for corporal punishment re-introduction-Kenya

Online Desk |  1 month ago | international

A number of Kenyan teachers say corporal punishment should be allowed in classrooms again, so that they can be tougher on pupils who misbehave.

Kenya outlawed corporal punishment in schools in 2001 under the Children's Act which protects children from all forms of abuse.

Some secondary school head teachers say the ban undermines their authority in schools.

Kenya Secondary School Heads Association leader, Kahi Indimuli said the policy on management of discipline makes it difficult for any school or board of management to take any disciplinary measures.

Head-teachers are meeting this week for an annual conference and will discuss the rising unrest in schools.

Source| Africa News