The Ghana Education Service [GES], has warned that teachers in both private and public schools who inflict Corporal punishment on students would be appropriately dealt with per the guidelines of the service.
In a statement signed by the Director-General of Ghana Education Service, Jacob A. M. Kor, he said “it has come to their notice that the ban on corporal punishment is not being enforced in schools.”
“We wish to indicate that Corporal punishment in our institutions is illegal and would not be tolerated in any form”
The Service explained that “The directive is in accordance with the United Nations Convention on the right of the child (CRC), which was corrected in Ghana in 1990, and the Children’s Act of 1998 m(Act 560).
“We strongly advise that teachers, Educational Workers and staff of Public and Private would continue to exhibit the best professional conduct throughout the entire process of educational service delivery to pupils and students, without having to resort to the use of corporal punishment”.