A 9-year-old Nigerian pupil, Ogechi Nwosu, of Aristoland Montessori School in Nungua, Accra, has been brutally lashed by her teacher for failing to complete her Twi assignment.
“On Wednesday I didn’t do my Twi homework and my teacher caned me on my buttocks. The marks were very big I couldn’t sit down, the pains were so much…he told the People who hadn’t done their homework to stand in front of the class and he beat us, he held my dress and hit me three times, it was so painful I couldn’t sit down I had to force myself and sit down”.
Narrating the incident to Starr News’s Atiewin Mbillah-Lawson, Ogechi said on that fateful Wednesday she got to school without completing her Twi homework, as a result, her teacher Samuel Arhin resorted to using a cane on her buttocks, an act which left the little girl scared, bruised and unable to sit down.
Shocked and disgusted Mr. and Mrs. Nwosu, Parents of Nwosu couldn’t come to terms with their daughter’s predicament.
“She came home sad and in tears and I asked her and she said her teachers had caned her on her buttocks, after looking at it I was in tears I couldn’t believe what I saw on her butts,” Traumatized Father, Uche Nwosu said.
Mr. Nwosu has petitioned the Ministries of Education, Gender and Social Protection, DOVVSU and the IGP to look into the case.
He has also filed a suit against the teacher and authorities of the school.
“I’m going to have the matter prosecuted. It’s already with them and they are doing their investigations and by next week they will be done, we will go to court and test the law and they should be able to satisfy the world and what kind of laws gives them the authority to mete out severe brutality on children”.