In Africa and many parts of the world, corporal punishment is still used in many schools despite many governments putting a ban on it. Teachers still give learners a good old fashion whipping, even though their violating children’s rights when they do it. Does corporal punishment work, I don’t think it does? Studying out of fear is not the same as studying when you know the importance of education
Children live in fear at school and rightfully so because teachers can go to any length to punish a learner. Corporal punishment is mostly used when learners misbehave, come late, fail a test, or fail to answer a question. Many different ways are used to inflict pain on learners such as whipping them with whips, belts, sticks and a few unlucky ones get slaps.
Being afraid of a teacher will make learning more difficult because it’s harder to concentrate and remember information when you’re living in fear. The philosophy of corporal punishment affects learners that are not academically gifted more negatively because you can’t beat chapter eleven into a learner’s mind no matter how hard you beat them. Some learners choose to stay away from school altogether.
Learners need to know the benefit of learning and should do it willingly. A learner can study and pass a test because they what to avoid an ass whooping in front of others, and after successfully avoiding the ass whooping they will then forget what they learned because they have already completed their mission. When a learner studies because it’s beneficial to them, they will remember the information longer hens they would want to use it in the future.
Information can never be beaten into a brain and teachers need to respect children’s rights. When you try something and it doesn’t work, you try something else, and clearly, corporal punishment has failed so new solutions are needed. Let’s put an end to corporal punishment