Katsina gov’t banned corporal punishment across it schools
The Katsina state government has henceforth banned corporal punishment across it schools and warned principals and teachers to ensure that no student is henceforth flogged with cane.
The state Commissioner of Education, Badamasi Lawal, while briefing newsmen on Tuesday on the outcome of an all-inclusive meeting involving the parent of an SS2 student, late Fatima Maikano who reportedly died from corporal punishment in the state.
The Commissioner also said that the Katsina State Government has suspended the principal of Government Girls Arabic Senior Secondary School, Fago, Fatima Yakubu, over her negligence that led to the death of the student.
Also dismissed and banned for life from premises of all its schools was the mathematics teacher, Abubakar Suleiman, who was privately engaged by the principal to teach in the school.
Hon Badamasi Charanchi also said that the incidence is so unfortunate, adding that government would not fold its arms but ensure the safety of its students who were entrusted to teachers and principals.
Also speaking, the parent of the deceased student, Tasi’u Maikano said the recent action taken by the ministry will go a long way in soothing his pains and that of his family.
Daily Trust recalls that the late Fatima died when she alongside her classmates were flogged by the Maths teacher over their inability to submit an assignment earlier given to them.
Fatima, having fallen sick, was neither provided with medical assistant at the school’s dispensary nor moved to a nearby hospital since she came down with sickness after the flogging.