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Student Teachers Want Corporal Punishment Back

Student Teachers Want Corporal Punishment Back

The Council of Student Teachers (COST) has urged responsible authorities to legalise corporal punishment in schools to curb juvenile delinquency.

Corporal punishment (caning) was outlawed in schools in 2017 through a High Court ruling that declared article 60(2)(c) of the Education Act unconstitutional.

COST president Walter Muzawazi on Sunday said that he agrees with Senators who recently called for the restoration of corporal punishment. Muzawazi tweeted:

For the sake of the future of our children, students and youths, corporal punishment as proposed by Senator Tambudzani Mohadi (Matabeleland South) and Senator Chief Witness Chikwaka should be legalised in schools.

The increase in youths in prisons for murder, rape, malicious damage to property, physical/domestic violence as well as theft is all because of the ban on corporal punishment.

Last week, senators, among them Chief Chikwaka and Tambudzani Mohadi spoke in favour of caning, saying laws should be aligned to the countryโ€™s cultural values and norms.

However, Amalgamated Rural Teachers Union of Zimbabwe (ARTUZ) president Obert Masaraure said corporal punishment may foster a culture of violence in children. He said:

There are countless ways of punishing our children other than corporal punishment, which inculcates a culture of violence in our children.

They will grow up deploying violence as a means of resolving conflicts and disputes.

Section 53 of the Constitution of Zimbabwe states that no person may be subjected to physical or psychological torture, or to cruel, inhumane or degrading treatment or punishment.

Human rights activists argue that corporal punishment is unconstitutional.

More: NewsDay


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20 Comments

ticha 1ย month ago

be warned tuvana twazvino hatwuna kusimba. tunofa. b very careful


Maparamuro 1ย month ago

Children are wayward because their parents have failed to instill discipline in them. Teachers should not worry about such, they should just focus on those that are willing and prepared to learn


๐— ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜ƒ๐—ฎ๐˜‡๐—ฎ 1ย month ago

๐—›๐—ฎ๐—บ๐˜‚๐˜€๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐˜„๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฎ ๐—ฏ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐—ฎ ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ผ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ๐˜† ๐—ฑ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜€๐—ฎ๐˜‚๐—น๐˜๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ถ๐—น๐—ฑ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ป, ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—บ๐˜‚๐—ป๐˜†๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ถ? ๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ๐˜€๐—ฒ ๐˜€๐˜๐˜‚๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜ ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€, ๐—บ๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ต๐˜ ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ฟ๐˜‚๐—ถ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ณ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—บ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—•๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—š๐—ฒ๐˜‡๐—ถ ๐—ถ๐—ป๐˜€๐˜๐—ถ๐˜๐˜‚๐˜๐—ฒ, ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ๐˜† ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—ถ๐˜๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ฎ ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ณ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐˜„๐—ถ๐˜๐—ต ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐˜€. ๐—ฉ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฎ ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ƒ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ต๐˜„๐—ถ ๐˜ƒ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ผ๐—ฑ๐˜‡๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐˜‡๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜ƒ๐—ฎ ๐˜‡๐˜ƒ๐—ฎ๐—ธ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—ธ๐—ฎ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐—ฎ. ๐—” ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ป๐—ผ๐˜ ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ป ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐˜ ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ฎ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฒ...๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—น๐—ผ๐˜„ ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ณ ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—บ ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—ฝ๐˜‚๐˜€๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ ๐˜€๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—น ๐—ฏ๐˜‚๐—น๐—น๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐˜€.


TK 1ย month ago

spare the rod and spoil the child, chero bible rinodaro kusona wave kupikisana neshoko raMwari kureva kuti iwe ndiwe wave kutoda Shangu semubereki


Maparamuro 1ย month ago

Let the parents take responsibility over the discipline of their children. Wangu will never do that nonsense, I don't need gvt permission to discipline my child it's my obligation as a parent.
It's madness to legislate against disciplining children, gvt should focus on providing access to education by making facilities available and paying the teachers adequately so that in turn they deliver quality tuition.


shamhu 1ย month ago

shamhu kuvana takaenda๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ


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taps 1ย month ago

its better us as parents to say so not a student teacher or a teacher.
mind your own business i


truth 1ย month ago

they have a right to say so. kana vabereki vasinga dzidzisi vana vavo hunhu, regai mateacher anyatso kumbovarova chaizvo. shamhu kumusana webenzi. rovai vana mateacher, you have my support.

ex teacher 1ย month ago

kids needs a beating
they need a punishment as well

last but not least work hard guys

only 2 points woenda kuPoland


@IcameforViolence 1ย month ago

Ahhh ma 2k anedzira dzavo to live ya 21st century mdara and economy iz hard navo vaku ngwava ngwava to get it they are going thru some stuff avana ku dzidziswa some things kuti if they come they dont know how to face it problem iripo va bereki avazivane ne with there kidz so they find it hard kuthi mnwana wangu waku akuita misikadzwa sei ndisa wone they is no communication


vvv 1ย month ago

Teachers focus on your job not to beat our children .We don't want you to groom violent society


Kodo 1ย month ago

Regai mashawi nerukweza zvikurirane ,, Zim economy inogadzirisa ma hooligans aya


๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ˜ฌ 1ย month ago

๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ–๏ธ

I second it


Zesa CEO 1ย month ago

Vanopenga dats why vachi tambora ma peanuts


shaya dzembongoro 1ย month ago

siyanai nekurova vana wevanhu siyanai navo.. hurumende inotoziva kuti basa rekurova ndere support unit NE riot.... kunyangwe zvikanzi vana wave unmanageable muma schools vanozongodzikamiswa nenyika isina mabasa


Dr Hercules 1ย month ago

We won't go anywhere as a country as long as we dwell on such petty issues .


๐Ÿง‘โ€๐ŸŽ“ 1ย month ago

Mateacher anehasha dzekunyimwa mari , vana vanokuvara muzvikoro umu.


Chigumba 1ย month ago

Ndakadzingwa kucensus motaura zvekuti moda kuti tirove vana mumaxools, stress yese inoenda pashamhu,


Kkkkk 1ย month ago

A lot of issues to dwell on, motorwa nezvekurova vana, nenzara ine maticha


Voetsek 1ย month ago

nxaaaaaaaaaa



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