A counselor Rev. Dr. Larry King has said that the spate of indiscipline among some students is as a result of parental neglect.
In recent times because parents are busily chasing money anytime instead of having time with their children forgetting that Charity they say begins at home.
Speaking on Plan B FM’s morning show, NKOSUONSEM, with Nana Yaw Abrompah, in reaction to the warning from the Minister of Education, that teachers will be charged with assault if they punish students, Dr. Larry King stated that, the Ghana Education Service (GES) in 2017 officially banned all forms of corporal punishment of children in schools in Ghana as part of efforts aimed at promoting a safe and protective learning environment for children. The GES directed in January 2019 that a Positive Discipline Toolkit which gives alternatives to corporal punishments be adopted by all teachers.
He stressed that the absence of punishment in schools has resulted in indiscipline among students because of the ban on corporal punishment, but bible in the book of Proverbs 23:13-14, portray corporal punishment as a method of instilling corrective behavior in wrongdoers. “Do not withhold discipline from your child, if you punish him with the rod he will not die. Punish him with the rod, and save his soul from death.
Years after banning corporal punishment in schools, the Ghana Education Service (GES) has bemoaned the recent spate of disciplinary issues in various institutions across the country.
It has, therefore, called on each school to appoint a Dean of Discipline as a matter of urgency.
“You are hereby directed to inform all Heads of Schools to appoint Deans of Discipline through elections and submit the list of all appointed to the Director-General by Friday, 9 June 2023,” the GES stated in a letter signed by its Director-General Eric Nkansah to all Regional Directors.