The National Schools Inspectorate Authority (NaSIA) under the corporal punishment policy prescribed by the Ministry of Education (MoE) Tuesday said it has banned the canning of students in all pre-tertiary schools in the country.
NaSIA’s ban comes after some parents reported incidents of canning of their wards, resulting in physical and emotional repercussions to the Management of the Schools Inspectorate Authority and the Education Ministry.
The Authority in a statement copied to EducationWeb.com.gh has urged proprietors and Heads of pre-tertiary schools in the country to take note that canning is considered an offence under the corporal punishment policy.
“Please take note that such practices are considered an offence under the corporal punishment policy prescribed by the Ministry of Education, which has been adopted by the National Schools Inspectorate Authority,” it stated.
School proprietors consequently have been to ensure such malpractices are not practice in their schools and encouraged them to adopt best practices that promote a nurturing and safe academic environment for leaners.