Corporal Punishment: School suspends instructor as Ogun govt factors stern warning


Following the viral put up of a three-year-feeble lady, who was as soon as overwhelmed by a instructor, the Ogun Command authorities has warned faculties in the voice to desist from the use of corporal punishment in opposition to erring pupils.

An announcement issued by the authorities and shared with PREMIUM TIMES by the chief press secretary to Governor Dapo Abiodun of the voice, Kunle Somonrin, infamous that the commissioner for training, science and expertise, Abayomi Arigbabu, gave the warning in a meeting with the management of the interested faculty- Adeoye Worldwide Nursery and Most principal School, Iyesi-Ota.

Mr Arigbabu, a professor, infamous that the authorities would proceed to frown at any corrective motion that could perhaps inflict be troubled or be troubled on any child.

He added that the authorities would no longer condone actions that could perhaps roam the name of the voice in the mud.

He mentioned: “I must divulge here, as the Commissioner, that I am no longer joyful to hear of this incident and we is no longer going to allow any act that could perhaps roam the name of the voice in the mud. Colleges ought to tool efficient and humane ideas of disciplining a baby moreover corporal punishment.”

The commissioner was as soon as mentioned to hang highlighted one of the essential detrimental outcomes of corporal punishment, such as lowering the stage of a kid’s self assurance, maiming, loss of life, amongst others.

He additionally pressured out the need for faculties to organise seminars and workshops to bid their academics updated on contemporary ways of practicing and to attain up with ideas to utilize in tackling indiscipline in dwelling of corporal punishment.


On the meeting with the commissioner, the affected faculty’s delegation, which was as soon as led by its executive director, Olu Akinlabi; the headteacher, Ayoola Olusola, and the alleged instructor, Odunola Taiwo, mentioned the kind was as soon as regrettable.

While apologising for the incident, the college management mentioned it has taken some steps to fulfill with the oldsters of the newborn to relaxed “unreserved apology.”

They additionally confirmed that the college has placed the interested instructor on suspension.

“The instructor, Odunola Taiwo, additionally recounted what transpired, noting that she did no longer mean to inflict such punishment on the newborn. She additionally apologised to the oldsters, faculty and the authorities,” the assertion further mentioned.


A mom, Elizabeth Ebere accused a instructor on the Adeoye Worldwide School, Iyana-Iyesi, in the Ota home of Ogun Command, of assaulting her three-year-feeble daughter, Chizaram.

Mrs Ebere mentioned the beating of her daughter by the instructor made the three-year-feeble drop unwell, Punch newspaper reported.

She mentioned, “I was as soon as strolling again from the sanatorium on October 28 when the instructor called me, but I did no longer hang, so she despatched a message to me on Whatsapp that Zara did no longer deserve to jot down so she flogged her and I mentioned okay, pondering she flogged her on the palm.


“When my daughter came assist from faculty, she mentioned her instructor flogged her and she confirmed me her legs. I was as soon as unnerved to see the marks on her legs. I puzzled why she would flog a baby that writes on a protracted-established day good because she determined no longer to jot down that day,” the Punch newspaper quoted her.

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