Education Director canes teacher in class for lashing class-two pupils

The Regional Director of Education in the Western Region has lashed a class-two female teacher for equally whipping some of her pupils who showed up in class late to write examination on Wednesday. The teacher [name withheld], of Well Road Methodist School at Sekondi, was said to have called the class-two pupils who were late to school, in front of the classroom where she gave them lashes in their palm. Sources say the Regional Director of Education, Enyonam Afi Amefugah, whose office is adjacent the school, was driving by the school to her office when she spotted the teacher caning the pupils. Ms. Amefugah who was not happy, consequently stopped and went into the classroom to question the teacher of her actions after which she was said to have taken the cane and lashed the teacher. But the reaction of the Director is said to have angered some teachers and the Ghana National Association of Teachers in the region who lodged a complaint with the appropriate authorities. The Educational Unit of the Methodist Schools are currently were Thursday locked up in a crunch meeting with officials of the school, the Ghana Education Office in the Region and both the teacher and the director over the matter, Takoradi-based Connect FM’s William Benjamin Peters reported. Meanwhile, speaking on Connect FM Thursday, the Local Manager for Methodist Schools, Very Rev. Emmanuel Kwesi Arhin asked for calm, assuring that the matter is being investigated By|Ghana]]>

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