Esther Oyeleke: What would happen to her teacher?


“Corporal punishment is any punishment in which physical force is used and intended to cause some degree of pain or discomfort, however light.” Wiki

And when most parents in the west get upset for the mere mentioning of corporal punishment in schools and fought tooth and nail for their kids not to be punished this way no matter what, because it is just not right to encourage violence in schools as the end result is never any good. When this happens, most Nigerian teachers just could not get it. ‘How do children learn if you don’t beat them?’ They’d say. In Nigeria most teachers think we needed to be flogged, beating like a loveless animal before we could learn. ‘That’s how I was raised, they’d boasted.’ That’s right, of course you were raised that way, which only explains your inability to manage your frustrations now as adult.

I have never…

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