Even though the Ghana Education Service(GES) has banned all forms of corporal punishments in all private and public educational institutions in the country, the practice still persists in some schools.
A directive by the service in 2017 warned that educational workers and staff of public and private educational institutions who inflict corporal punishment on any child in any school will be dealt with per the policy guidelines of the service.
It further warned that such officials will be referred to the appropriate institutions for appropriate sanctions to be activated against them.
But the stern warning by the GES seem to have fallen on deaf ears as a second year Visual Art student of Islamic Senior High School in Kumasi in the Ashanti region has been left with a red skin on the back after canning by a teacher.
According to Mohammed Aziz, the victim, a teacher by name Mr Amaning gave him and ten other students ruthless caning for talking in class.
He revealed that the teacher used a hard object wrapped with a cloth to cane them several times leaving bruises and blood spots on them.
He added that a report was made to Mr Ibrahim, an Assistant Headmaster of the school after the incident but he justified the punishment by the teacher on the grounds that students were stubborn.
Attempts by this portal to get authorities of the school to comment on the issue has so far been unsuccessful.